Bose Soundbar 500 vs LG SN8YG review

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Bose Soundbar 500 vs LG SN8YG review

Bose Soundbar 500
vs
LG SN8YG

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Soundbar 500 vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone 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 Bose Soundbar 500 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. The Bose Soundbar 500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SN8YG 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 500 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SN8YG. 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

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

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN8YG. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and LG SN8YG 10 out of 10.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over LG SN8YG

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support

Advantages LG SN8YG over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
LG SN8YG

Model

Soundbar 500
SN8YG

Brand

Bose
LG

Reviews

365
25

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
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, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

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

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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
104 x 5 x 10.1/41.7 x 2.2 x 4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
4/9.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Bose Soundbar 500
LG SN8YG
Bose Soundbar 500
LG SN8YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 7.4Bose Soundbar 500
  • 6.8LG SN8YG

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price

Bose Soundbar 500 competitors

LG SN8YG competitors