We’re fighting fake reviews –

lg sp8ya review

LG Sp8Ya Review

True Score

Award Icon
Absolutely Fresh




Expert Rankings

  • rtings logo
  • JqU QGRABA4Z Gq1cIqW0Zf7QfdlSyUnp0qmjPDaus
  • pen7YgJr ZfCd7UR4f753TkH4cC 42OgtEJCcWnvQ50

With the capability to reproduce deep, thumping bass, the LG SP8YA is a good option for music, movies, and TV shows. This speaker has a dedicated center channel, delivering crisp dialogue in television shows and podcasts.

LG   3.1.2 Channel Soundbar with Dolby Atmos
SAVE $519

What Is Not on the Box

What the brand doesn’t always tell you…

our Verdict

Supporting Dolby Atmos and boasting a relatively neutral sound profile, the LG SP8YA impresses top product testers, who recommend it for TV dialogue, movies, and music.

Experts at Consumer Reports love its balanced sound profile, performing well with most music genres and podcasts. Reviewers from Crutchfield were impressed that this system gets loud enough to fill big home theaters.

The system has a dedicated subwoofer, which accurately reproduces extended low bass, You can also adjust the sound profile via the included treble and bass adjusters. Although this system doesn’t have built-in Alexa and Google Assistant, users can control it with voice assistants via connected third-party devices.

Sound enhancement features like room correction, dialogue enhancement, and an auto volume mode enable effortless operation. This speaker system also has a remarkable set of wired and wireless connectivity options.

Reviewers love its discrete center speaker, which enhances dialogue and podcast audio. That said, it downmixes surround sound to stereo since it lacks side-firing speakers.

True Score


Reasons to Buy

  • Very loud output is good for small parties
  • Built-in Chromecast, Bluetooth, and Airplay offer effortless wireless connectivity
  • Bass, and treble sliders simplify customization
  • Dedicated center channel is good for dialogue
  • Dialogue enhancement and room connection features simplify customization

Reasons to Avoid

  • System downmixes surround sound to stereo
  • Doesn't have built-in voice assistants


  • Bluetooth Enabled
  • Depth
  • Dialogue Enhancement Feature
  • Height
  • Subwoofer
  • Surround Sound Supported
  • Wall Mountable
  • Weight
    26.5 pounds
  • Width
  • Wireless Connectivity
    Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Subwoofer Connectivity
  • Works With


The LG SP8YA is a mid-range 3.1.2 channel sound bar that hit the markets back in 2021, intending to bring Dolby Atmos and impressive voice control features to living rooms and home theaters.

This system has equalizer presets that propel it near the top of our best speakers list. It’s quite customizable, offering bass and treble adjustments, and it supports third-party voice assistants.

This device is easy to control, thanks to Android and iOS mobile apps. Users will be pleased that you can stream wirelessly via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast, or Apple AirPlay. A shared HDMI ARC+Out port, single full HDMI In connector, and USB input, provide simple wired connectivity.

The speaker gets loud enough for entertaining and has a dedicated wireless subwoofer that delivers rich bass. Movie lovers will be pleased that it has up-firing speakers, supporting Dolby Atmos.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t support surround sound, offering a narrow horizontal soundstage. Continue browsing through our LG SP8YA review and see how it stacks up against the finest soundbars of our time.

Get the Winner of the Day Direct to Your Inbox

Product Comparison

All Stores

  • LG   3.1.2 Channel Soundbar with Dolby Atmos
    Save $519


    Free Shipping

  • LG SP8YA Sound Bar w/Subwoofer, 3.1.2ch, 440W Power, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Meridian Audio, High Res Audio (24 bit / 96 kHz), Dolby Vision & HDR10, Alexa, Apple Airplay 2, 2021
    Save $52


    In Stock

    Free Shipping


Score Card


Expert Score



We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores


Customer Score



We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score


Any product with a True Score above 80 is a Absolutely Fresh

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings

    Trust Score

    The LG SP8YA is very good for mixed usage. With its room correction feature turned… read more
  • Which?

    Trust Score

    LG’s gone for a sleek, minimal look with its SP8YA soundbar, so it should fit… read more
  • What Hifi

    Trust Score

    Although it has fewer channels and less power than its flagship sibling, the SP8YA doesn’t… read more

Learn More About Soundbar

Soundbar Reviews