LG SN8YG vs LG SN6Y review

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LG SN8YG vs LG SN6Y comparison chart

LG SN8YG vs LG SN6Y review

LG SN8YG
vs
LG SN6Y

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG SN8YG vs LG SN6Y comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SN8YG has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 6.2 for SN6Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone and power, volume down, volume up, function, 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 3.1 for the LG SN6Y. The output power is different and equal to 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG versus 420 (overall) W for the SN6Y. 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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the LG SN8YG can 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

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. 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 LG SN8YG got a rating of 10, and LG SN6Y 5 out of 10.

Advantages LG SN8YG over LG SN6Y

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

LG SN8YG
LG SN6Y

Model

SN8YG
SN6Y

Brand

LG
LG

Reviews

40
87

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, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

440 (overall)
420 (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
has not

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
DTS Digital Surround

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
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.7
3.1/7.6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG SN8YG
LG SN6Y
LG SN8YG
LG SN6Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.8LG SN8YG
  • 6.2LG SN6Y