LG GX vs LG SNC4R review

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LG GX vs LG SNC4R review

LG GX
vs
LG SNC4R

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – LG GX vs LG SNC4R. The LG GX was rated 6.5, while the LG SNC4R has a rating 5.2. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, volume down, volume up, function.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that GX has 3.1 and SNC4R has 4.1. Soundbars have the same power - 420 (overall) W. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the GX. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the GX at 8 out of 10, while the SNC4R was rated 6/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the GX. The GX can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The GX was rated 10/10, while the SNC4R received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG GX over LG SNC4R

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

LG GX
LG SNC4R

Model

GX
SNC4R

Brand

LG
LG

Reviews

3
9

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, function
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
4.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)
420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142 x 12.7 x 2.5/56.9 x 5.9 x 1.3
89 x 5 x 7.6/35.1 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG GX
LG SNC4R
LG GX
LG SNC4R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 5.2
  • 6.5LG GX
  • 5.2LG SNC4R