LG SN8YG vs LG SL9YG review

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LG SN8YG vs LG SL9YG review

LG SN8YG
vs
LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing LG SN8YG vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SN8YG has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 8 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone 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 LG SN8YG has 3.1.2 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SN8YG 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. Spotify support is available on the SL9YG.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SN8YG received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

Both models support voice control using Google Assistant. 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. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround LG SN8YG got a rating of 10, and LG SL9YG 8 out of 10.

Advantages LG SL9YG over LG SN8YG

  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

LG SN8YG
LG SL9YG

Model

SN8YG
SL9YG

Brand

LG
LG

Reviews

40
25

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

440 (overall)
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)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

104 x 5 x 10.1/41.7 x 2.2 x 4.7
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.7
6.3/13.9

Other

Release year

2020
2019
LG SN8YG
LG SL9YG
LG SN8YG
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 6.8
  • 8
  • 6.8LG SN8YG
  • 8LG SL9YG