LG SN10YG vs Sony HT-X8500 review

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LG SN10YG vs Sony HT-X8500 review

LG SN10YG
vs
Sony HT-X8500

The LG SN10YG vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SN10YG has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SN10YG has 5.1.2 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X8500. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The LG SN10YG got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X8500 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

Only the LG SN10YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SN10YG has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Sony HT-X8500. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SN10YG received a rating of 9/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the SN10YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN10YG. 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 SN10YG over Sony HT-X8500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over LG SN10YG

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

LG SN10YG
Sony HT-X8500

Model

SN10YG
HT-X8500

Brand

LG
Sony

Reviews

7
171

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

570 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

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

2/1
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 TruHD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

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

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142.2 x 5 x 12.7/56.8 x 2.5 x 5.8
89 x 6.4 x 9.9/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.8

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.9
3.1/6.1

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG SN10YG
Sony HT-X8500
LG SN10YG
Sony HT-X8500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6
  • 7.2LG SN10YG
  • 6Sony HT-X8500