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SN9YG Sound Bar

LG SN9YG Review

True Score

64
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Experts

71
77

Consumers

Expert Rankings

With a bass-heavy profile and balanced sound make, the LG SN9YG a must for TV, music and movie lovers. It delivers a delightful surround sound experience, making it one of the best 5.1 soundbars for music today.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG SN9YG is a high-end 5.1.2 channel soundbar that came off the production lines back in 2020, touting built-in Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos, and an advanced soundstage for home theaters.

This soundbar has a remarkable 5.1.2 system, ranking very highly in comparison to the top-rated speakers today. With the equalizer presets and remarkably loud output, this system is good for crowded rooms. It features a dedicated subwoofer, producing deep extended bass that is fit for home theaters. A full HDMI In port, USB port, and a shared HDMI ARC+Out connector help with connectivity.

You can stream soundtracks and podcasts via Wi-Fi, Chromecast or Bluetooth, and It has a very good 3D surround sound. Read more below to learn more about the LG SN9YG, and be sure to check out our list of the most popular soundbars on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Featuring a 5.1.2 phantom setup and a bass-heavy sound profile, the LG SN9YG Impressed reviewers, who endorsed it not only for TV dialogue, but also movies, and music.

Top experts at What Hifi were delighted by its dedicated subwoofer, producing extended bass that will please movie and music enthusiasts. Critics at Reviewed were impressed that it has equalizer presets for fine-tuning the sound profile. Although it doesn’t have satellite speakers, this system produces immersive 5.1 surround soundstage, letting users pinpoint directional sounds in movies and games.

iOS and Android mobile apps as well as built-in Google Assistant come in handy when adjusting settings remotely. This sound bar also boasts a huge collection of connectivity options, with built-in Chromecast and Bluetooth for wireless streaming. It has remarkably low latency, so it won’t irritate users during dialogue-heavy TV shows. However, with a maximum 89.5 dB SPL, it doesn’t get as loud as other premium soundbars.

Reason to Buy

  • Realistic 5.1 surround sound experience is great for movies and music
  • Bass-heavy sound profile is great for gaming
  • Mobile apps and built-in Google Assistant simplify managing settings
  • Super-low latency is good for TV shows
  • Built-in Chromecast and Bluetooth

Reason to Avoid

  • Soundbar doesn’t get very loud

LG SN9YG Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth5.8"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.2"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels5.1.2
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded, Yes
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, DTS:X
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantGoogle Assistant
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight13.9 lbs
WidthWidth48"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Google Assistant, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)35.125
High End Roll Off (Hz)1,684.1
Max Volume Test (db)89.5
Latency (ms)50
THD @ 80dB0.67

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Market Context

The LG SN9YG is a high-end 5.1.2 channel soundbar that came off the production lines back in 2020, touting built-in Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos, and…

The LG SN9YG is a high-end 5.1.2 channel soundbar that came off the production lines back in 2020, touting built-in Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos, and an advanced soundstage for home theaters.

This soundbar has a remarkable 5.1.2 system, ranking very highly in comparison to the top-rated speakers today. With the equalizer presets and remarkably loud output, this system is good for crowded rooms. It features a dedicated subwoofer, producing deep extended bass that is fit for home theaters. A full HDMI In port, USB port, and a shared HDMI ARC+Out connector help with connectivity.

You can stream soundtracks and podcasts via Wi-Fi, Chromecast or Bluetooth, and It has a very good 3D surround sound. Read more below to learn more about the LG SN9YG, and be sure to check out our list of the most popular soundbars on the market today.

With its 5.1.2 configuration, the LG SN9YG produces more immersive surround sound than the 3.1.2 LG SN8YG. That said, the SN8YG provides a better Dolby…

With its 5.1.2 configuration, the LG SN9YG produces more immersive surround sound than the 3.1.2 LG SN8YG. That said, the SN8YG provides a better Dolby Atmos performance. With a 92.8 dB maximum SPL, the SN8YG gets louder than the LG SN9YG, which only manages 89.5 dB. However, both sound systems have built-in Google Assistant. You can learn in our LG SN8YG review today.

Both the LG SN9YG and the LG SN10YG have 5.1.2 soundbars. The 10YG has a taller profile, producing slightly better 3D surround sound than the…

Both the LG SN9YG and the LG SN10YG have 5.1.2 soundbars. The 10YG has a taller profile, producing slightly better 3D surround sound than the shorter SN9YG. It also has two full HDMI inputs, compared to the one port of the LG SN9YG. Check out our LGSN10YG review for details.

The LG SN9YG produces deeper bass than the Sonos Arc, which doesn’t have a dedicated subwoofer. It also comes with EQ presets and full HDMI…

The LG SN9YG produces deeper bass than the Sonos Arc, which doesn’t have a dedicated subwoofer. It also comes with EQ presets and full HDMI input, unlike its Sonos compatriot. However, the Sonos device produces a more immersive 3D Surround Sound soundstage, which is better for movies and games than the soundstage of the LG device.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Depth

5.8"

4.7"

5.8"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Yes

Energy Star Certified

No

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

na

Height

2.2"

2.2"

2.5"

Number of Audio Channels

5.1.2

3.1.2

Subwoofer

Included, Yes

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Expert Score

64

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Customer Score

71

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True Score

64

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The LG SN9YG is good for mixed use. Its bass-heavy sound profile is well-suited for… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • Which?
    58.66

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The LG SN9YG is a high-end sound bar that supports Dolby Atmos – an enhanced… read more

    By:

    Unknown

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