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LG Sound Bar Review: An In-Depth Buying Guide - Audio Egghead

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LG Sound Bar Review: An In-Depth Buying Guide - Audio Egghead

Are you on the hunt for a soundbar that provides high-quality surround sound without the use of multiple bulky speakers? We’ve got you covered with our LG Sound Bar review.

While other brands like Vizio and Sony also manufacture sound bars, we tend to trust LG a bit more when it comes to sound bars. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.


LG Sound Bar Review | Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why Get a Sound Bar?
  2. What Do the Channel Numbers Mean With Sound Bars and Surround Sound Systems?

1. Why Get a Sound Bar?

A soundbar, for those who aren’t familiar, can also be described as a set of speakers, encased together, to create a home theater-like listening experience.

Soundbar systems are an excellent alternative to the traditional box speaker because they’re much smaller and thinner. Additionally, a bar design gives you a lot more sound than two separate box speakers. Sound Bars also takes up a lot less space than a full home theater speaker system setup with surround speakers.

2. What Do the Channel Numbers Mean With Sound Bars and Surround Sound Systems?

Let’s take the LG SK10Y 5.1.2 Channel, for example. The 5.1.2 stands for the number of channels or speakers in the soundbar system.

The number of channels is all the numbers added together. In this case, 5+1+2=8, so this an 8-channel soundbar.

The first number (5) stands for the number of speakers in the bar facing horizontally towards you.

The middle number represents the number of subwoofers (1), and the third number stands for the number of height channels or up-firing speakers in the bar. (2).

Up-firing speakers are speakers that face the ceiling, creating more of a 3D surround sound audio experience.

With sound bars, it’s important to note that, even though they have these channels READY, it doesn’t necessarily indicate the extra surround speakers are sold with the sound bar itself. In this review, we will indicate whether or not the surround sound speakers are sold separately.

Overall Price Range of the Sound Bars in This Review

For our LG Sound Bar review, we find the price point is fair in conjunction with the durable materials and high-quality design. If you are looking to spend a little less than $1000, you can opt for their models without the Doby Atmos surround sound feature.

Some of the LG products even come with the option to add on surround sound features after the initial purchase, even a wireless option for some.

All of the following sound bars come with a wireless subwoofer.

Here Are the LG Sound Bars We Reviewed:

LG SK10Y 5.1.2 Channel Sound Bar w/Dolby Atmos

The LG SKY10Y Sound Bar 5.1.2 is a high-resolution audio soundbar with Dolby Atmos and Meridian Audio’s advanced technologies.

High Res and Easy Setup

What makes the LG SK10Y Sound Bar so unique is the number of speakers and its incredible quality. One of the best features of this product is its hi-res audio. High-resolution audio means a more accurate and consistent listening experience. The high-resolution audio ensures crisp digital music playback and higher sampling rates.

The LG SK10Y features advanced signal processing and superior hardware for a widened sound field. If you’re looking for a way to create a surround sound and movie theater-like feel to your living room, this is the product you’ll want to use to achieve it.

One Amazon user summed it up perfectly in their review of the SK10Y model, saying, “the sound quality is excellent…voices come through nice and crisp. It literally took me 5 minutes [to set up]. Very pleased with this, and I would recommend it to others.”

Chromecast and Google Assistant Compatible

CompatibleAdditional features that we love about the LG SK10Y include Chromecast compatibility and its ability to work with Google Assistant.

Design Quality [4 Stars]

The LG Sound Bar earns four out of five stars for its design quality rating. If it were made of higher quality materials and had a longer-lasting warranty, it would have received five stars.

Sound [5 Stars]

This soundbar features Meridian Audio. Meridian Audio is renowned for its advanced design and crisp soundstage. Additionally, the Dolby Atmos makes it feel like the sound fills the three-dimensional space instead of staying flat and unrealistic on your TV.

This soundbar offers five different audio sound modes: Standard, Movie, ASC (Adaptive Sound Control), Bass Blast (BASS), and Music. Trust us when we say the bit depth and accurate sampling rates earn this soundbar five out of five stars for its sound rating.

Connections and Compatibility [5 Stars]

As for the connection and compatibility of this soundbar, it works seamlessly with most music apps such as Spotify, and can connect to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers with ease. This impressive compatibility earns the product five out of five stars.

Warranty [3 Stars]

The LG SK10Y Sound Bar comes with a one-year warranty on labor as well as a one-year warranty on parts. This limited and short warranty earns it three out of five stars for an overall rating.

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