Sony HT-Z9F vs LG SL9YG review

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Sony HT-Z9F
vs
LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing Sony HT-Z9F vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 7.4 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, 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-Z9F has 3.1 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-Z9F got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Only the SL9YG supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL9YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SL9YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SL9YG. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over LG SL9YG

  • Multi-room support

Advantages LG SL9YG over Sony HT-Z9F

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • App control
  • Microphone

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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
LG SL9YG

Model

HT-Z9F
SL9YG

Brand

Sony
LG

Reviews

237
25

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, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

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
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
6.3/13.9
Sony HT-Z9F
LG SL9YG
Sony HT-Z9F
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7.4
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F
  • 7.4LG SL9YG

The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price