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LG SN6Y Review

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Featuring a dedicated center channel and dialogue enhancement feature, the LG SN6Y produces crisp dialogue in TV shows and movies. However, it doesn’t support surround sound or Atmos and lacks deep bass, so it’s not the best choice for movies.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG SN6Y is a mid-range 3.1 channel sound bar first released in 2020, promising DTS Virtual:X sounds for living rooms and home theaters.

With features similar to the best 10 speakers on the market, this system delivers crisp dialogue. It gets remarkably loud and boasts a number of sound enhancement features, enabling users to customize the listening experience.

With a shared HDMI ARC+Out connector, full HDMI In port, and USB interface, this device provides hassle-free connectivity, and built-in Bluetooth supports wireless streaming.

However, it has a poor surround soundstage and doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, so it’s not very immersive during movies. And although it comes with a dedicated subwoofer, it’s incapable of producing thumping bass.

Read to the end of this LG SN6Y review and check out the most popular soundbars on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Leading product testers love the dedicated center channel and sound adjustment features of the LG SN6Y, mentioning that it’s great for TV dialogue but just adequate for movies and music.

Reviewers from RTINGS adore its dedicated center channel and dialogue enhancement function, which produces crisp dialogue during TV shows and movies.

The loud design impressed experts at Digital Trends, who explained that it gets loud enough to provide room-filling sounds for small parties. Additionally, you can just all settings, including the level of bass and treble via iOS and Android apps.

Reviewers praised its excellent range of wired and wireless connectivity options. Thanks to low audio latency, users won’t notice any audio delays in dialogue scenes.

However, users will be disappointed that it doesn’t support Dolby Atmos and has mediocre low bass, although it has a dedicated subwoofer. It also lacks satellite speakers and downmixes surround sound to stereo, so this system is not as good for movies and games as 5.1 setups.

Consumers who prefer a 5.1 setup should check out our LG SL10YG review today.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Sound system gets remarkably loud
  • Discreet center channel provides an immersive listening experience
  • Huge selection of ports and Bluetooth support for hassle-free connectivity
  • Bass and treble sliders for customization

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre extended low-bass
  • Doesn’t support Dolby Atmos
  • Poor surround sound performance is not very good for complex games and movies
  • Lacks voice assistants

LG SN6Y Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth3.4"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.2"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels3.1
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantNo
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight7.6 lbs
WidthWidth41.7"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Remote Control

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)62.586
High End Roll Off (Hz)16,491.422
Max Volume Test (db)92.1
Latency (ms)20
THD @ 80dB0.7

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Market Context

The LG SN6Y is a mid-range 3.1 channel sound bar first released in 2020, promising DTS Virtual:X sounds for living rooms and home theaters. With features…

The LG SN6Y is a mid-range 3.1 channel sound bar first released in 2020, promising DTS Virtual:X sounds for living rooms and home theaters.

With features similar to the best 10 speakers on the market, this system delivers crisp dialogue. It gets remarkably loud and boasts a number of sound enhancement features, enabling users to customize the listening experience.

With a shared HDMI ARC+Out connector, full HDMI In port, and USB interface, this device provides hassle-free connectivity, and built-in Bluetooth supports wireless streaming.

However, it has a poor surround soundstage and doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, so it’s not very immersive during movies. And although it comes with a dedicated subwoofer, it’s incapable of producing thumping bass.

Read to the end of this LG SN6Y review and check out the most popular soundbars on the market today.

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While the LG SN8YG supports Dolby Atmos and eARC content, the LG SN6Y doesn’t support such formats. The SN8YG also produces deeper low-bass than the LG SN6Y. With built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant, the LG SN8YG is easier to customize and control than the LG SN6Y, which lacks Wi-Fi and doesn’t support voice assistants. Check out our LG SN8YG review to learn more about the more modern soundbar.

While the Yamaha YAS-209 soundbar is a 2.1 system, the LG SN6Y is a more immersive 3.1-channel system with a discrete center channel that produces…

While the Yamaha YAS-209 soundbar is a 2.1 system, the LG SN6Y is a more immersive 3.1-channel system with a discrete center channel that produces clearer dialogue. That said, the Yamaha device supports Wi-Fi, unlike the LG device, which only has Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

Equipped with a graphic EQ, the Samsung HW-MS650 is easier to customize than the LG SN6Y, which only has bass and treble sliders instead of…

Equipped with a graphic EQ, the Samsung HW-MS650 is easier to customize than the LG SN6Y, which only has bass and treble sliders instead of an EQ. The Samsung system also has a more neutral -0.3 stereo frequency response slope than the bass-biased -0.89 frequency response slope of the LG device.

The LG SN6Y produces deeper bass out of the box than its predecessor, the LG SL6Y. On the other hand, the LG SL6Y has a…

The LG SN6Y produces deeper bass out of the box than its predecessor, the LG SL6Y. On the other hand, the LG SL6Y has a higher 94.0 dB SPL, getting louder than the newer LG SN6Y, which has a 92.1 dB maximum SPL.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

Depth

3.4"

4.7"

4.3"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Yes

Energy Star Certified

No

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Height

2.2"

2.2"

2.5"

Number of Audio Channels

3.1

3.1.2

2.1

Subwoofer

Included

Included

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True Score

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