LG SNC4R vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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LG SNC4R vs Sony HT-X9000F review

LG SNC4R
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The LG SNC4R vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SNC4R has a total rating of 5.2 out of 10 versus 7 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SNC4R has 4.1 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. The output power is different and equal to 420 (overall) W for the SNC4R versus 300 (overall) W for the HT-X9000F. 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. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HT-X9000F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SNC4R received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SNC4R. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. For multichannel surround LG SNC4R got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.

Advantages LG SNC4R over Sony HT-X9000F

  • App control

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over LG SNC4R

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

LG SNC4R
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

SNC4R
HT-X9000F

Brand

LG
Sony

Reviews

9
234

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

4.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)
300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5 x 7.6/35.1 x 2.3 x 3.4
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.2/5.2
2.5/5

Other

Release year

2020
2018
LG SNC4R
Sony HT-X9000F
LG SNC4R
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 7
  • 5.2LG SNC4R
  • 7Sony HT-X9000F