LG GX vs LG SP7R review

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LG GX vs LG SP7R review

LG GX
vs
LG SP7R

I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG GX vs LG SP7R and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG GX was rated 6.5, while the LG SP7R has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the GX and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the SP7R.

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 SP7R has 7.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 420 (overall) versus 580 (overall) according to devices. 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. Rate 7 out of 10 received the LG GX for audio features and specs, but the LG SP7R received 8 out of 10.

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. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the GX, so in the SP7R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the GX at 8 out of 10, while the SP7R was rated 7/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the GX provides a device control 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 SP7R received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG GX over LG SP7R

  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

LG GX
LG SP7R

Model

GX
SP7R

Brand

LG
LG

Reviews

3
0

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, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)
580 (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
1/1

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
1/0

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, DTS Virtual X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142 x 12.7 x 2.5/56.9 x 5.9 x 1.3
100x6.3x10.4/39.4x2.5x4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9
3.2/7.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
LG GX
LG SP7R
LG GX
LG SP7R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 6.5
  • 5
  • 6.5LG GX
  • 5LG SP7R