Sonos Playbar vs LG SL9YG review

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Sonos Playbar
vs
LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing Sonos Playbar vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7.4 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down 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 Sonos Playbar has 3.0 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Playbar got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs. 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. Only the SL9YG has Bluetooth support. Only the SL9YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SL9YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
LG SL9YG

Model

Playbar
SL9YG

Brand

Sonos
LG

Reviews

1323
254

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
6.3/13.9
Sonos Playbar
LG SL9YG
Sonos Playbar
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 7.4
  • 4.5Sonos Playbar
  • 7.4LG SL9YG

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