Sony HT-Z9F vs LG GX review

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Sony HT-Z9F vs LG GX review

Sony HT-Z9F
vs
LG GX

In this article, we will talk about Sony HT-Z9F vs LG GX comparison. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 7.2, while the LG GX has a rating 6.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-Z9F and power, volume down, volume up, function for the GX.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 420 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HT-Z9F can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-Z9F. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-Z9F versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG GX. As in the HT-Z9F, so in the GX there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10. The manufacturer of the GX provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-Z9F may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-Z9F was rated 8/10, while the GX received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over LG GX

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support

Advantages LG GX over Sony HT-Z9F

  • App control
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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
LG GX

Model

HT-Z9F
GX

Brand

Sony
LG

Reviews

349
3

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, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
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

Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
142 x 12.7 x 2.5/56.9 x 5.9 x 1.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
4/9

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sony HT-Z9F
LG GX
Sony HT-Z9F
LG GX

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6.5
  • 7.2Sony HT-Z9F
  • 6.5LG GX