Sonos Arc vs LG SL9YG review

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Sonos Arc vs LG SL9YG comparison chart

Sonos Arc vs LG SL9YG review

Sonos Arc
vs
LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing Sonos Arc vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Arc has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 8 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Arc got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs. 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 Sonos Arc has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL9YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the LG SL9YG.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. For multichannel surround Sonos Arc got a rating of 4, and LG SL9YG 8 out of 10.

Advantages Sonos Arc over LG SL9YG

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages LG SL9YG over Sonos Arc

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Sonos Arc
LG SL9YG

Model

Arc
SL9YG

Brand

Sonos
LG

Reviews

368
25

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

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)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, iHeart, Chromecast
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

6.2/13.7
6.3/13.9

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Sonos Arc
LG SL9YG
Sonos Arc
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 8
  • 7Sonos Arc
  • 8LG SL9YG