Sonos Playbar vs LG SN8YG review

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Sonos Playbar vs LG SN8YG review

Sonos Playbar
vs
LG SN8YG

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sonos Playbar vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 5.5 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and power, volume down, volume up, function, 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 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. 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 Playbar.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the SN8YG has Bluetooth support. Only the SN8YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN8YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SN8YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN8YG. For multichannel surround Sonos Playbar got a rating of 4, and LG SN8YG 10 out of 10.

Advantages Sonos Playbar over LG SN8YG

  • Spotify support

Advantages LG SN8YG over Sonos Playbar

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
LG SN8YG

Model

Playbar
SN8YG

Brand

Sonos
LG

Reviews

1767
25

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, function, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

440 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

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
104 x 5 x 10.1/41.7 x 2.2 x 4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
4/9.7

Other

Release year

2013
2020
Sonos Playbar
LG SN8YG
Sonos Playbar
LG SN8YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 6.8
  • 5.5Sonos Playbar
  • 6.8LG SN8YG

The LG SN8YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SN8YG price