l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Bose TV Speaker vs LG SNC4R. The Bose TV Speaker was rated 5, while the LG SNC4R has a rating 5.2.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that TV Speaker has 3.0 and SNC4R has 4.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the TV Speaker via wired, but SNC4R has wireless connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose TV Speaker for audio features and specs, but the LG SNC4R received 7 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the TV Speaker. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the TV Speaker at 7 out of 10, while the SNC4R was rated 6/10.
The manufacturer of the SNC4R provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the TV Speaker or SNC4R. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The TV Speaker was rated 4/10, while the SNC4R received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.