I had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony HT-X9000F vs LG SK1 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 7, while the LG SK1 has a rating 4.5.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-X9000F has 2.1 and SK1 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 300 (overall) versus 40 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-X9000F for audio features and specs, but the LG SK1 received 5 out of 10. The HT-X9000F can play audio from Spotify.
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 HT-X9000F. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-X9000F at 7 out of 10, while the SK1 was rated 6/10.
None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-X9000F was rated 9/10, while the SK1 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.