LG SN8YG vs LG SNC4R review

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LG SN8YG vs LG SNC4R comparison chart

LG SN8YG vs LG SNC4R review

LG SN8YG
vs
LG SNC4R

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – LG SN8YG vs LG SNC4R. The LG SN8YG was rated 6.8, while the LG SNC4R has a rating 5.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone for the SN8YG and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SNC4R.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SN8YG has 3.1.2 and SNC4R has 4.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 440 (overall) versus 420 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SN8YG. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SN8YG. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SN8YG at 8 out of 10, while the SNC4R was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The LG SN8YG equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SN8YG. The SN8YG can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SN8YG was rated 10/10, while the SNC4R received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN8YG over LG SNC4R

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

LG SN8YG
LG SNC4R

Model

SN8YG
SNC4R

Brand

LG
LG

Reviews

40
9

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
4.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

440 (overall)
420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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
0/0

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

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
89 x 5 x 7.6/35.1 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.7
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG SN8YG
LG SNC4R
LG SN8YG
LG SNC4R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 5.2
  • 6.8LG SN8YG
  • 5.2LG SNC4R