Sony HT-CT800 vs LG SL9YG review

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Rating 5 5
Sony HT-CT800
vs
LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing Sony HT-CT800 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-CT800 has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7.4 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-CT800 has 2.1 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 110 W for the HT-CT800 versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-CT800 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-CT800 has 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL9YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-CT800 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SL9YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SL9YG. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-CT800.

Multichannel surround

Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Sony HT-CT800 got a rating of 2, and LG SL9YG 7 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over LG SL9YG

  • Multi-room support

Advantages LG SL9YG over Sony HT-CT800

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

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Common

Product

Sony HT-CT800
LG SL9YG

Model

HT-CT800
SL9YG

Brand

Sony
LG

Reviews

315
25

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

110
500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.1
6.3/13.9
Sony HT-CT800
LG SL9YG
Sony HT-CT800
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7.4
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800
  • 7.4LG SL9YG

The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price