Sony HT-G700 vs LG SN8YG review

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Rating 4.2 4.2

Sony HT-G700 vs LG SN8YG comparison chart

Sony HT-G700 vs LG SN8YG review

Sony HT-G700
vs
LG SN8YG

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-G700 vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HT-G700 has a total rating of 6.2 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, function, 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-G700 has 3.1 versus 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-G700 versus 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the LG SN8YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. App control is available for the SN8YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN8YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 10 points out of 10.

Advantages LG SN8YG over Sony HT-G700

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Sony HT-G700
LG SN8YG

Model

HT-G700
SN8YG

Brand

Sony
LG

Reviews

306
40

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, input, Bluetooth
power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
440 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
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 (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9
104 x 5 x 10.1/41.7 x 2.2 x 4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.1
4/9.7

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Sony HT-G700
LG SN8YG
Sony HT-G700
LG SN8YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 6.8
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700
  • 6.8LG SN8YG