The soundbar delivers seven channels of sound (using angled drivers to create width and up-firing drivers for the height effect). While any soundbar will work with any TV (within reason), whichever you choose will look and work better if it's paired with the right type of television set. In terms of design, the SP8YA has the same black metallic finish as the larger models but has rounded corners for a more discrete look. JavaScript is disabled. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time. Unfortunately, a major drawback is the translation. The LG soundbars will work with the company's new TVs AI Sound Pro feature to share audio processing duties across both devices. Newbie LG C1 sound setup help [ PC HDD - Soundbar - Tv ], Setup Help: LG C1 65in, LG SP8YA soundbar w/SPK8 rear and PS5. The SP8YA is available now in the US and Australia with the UK release expected later this month. And it does very acceptable work in creating that sense of height thats the whole point of Dolby Atmos. Even if you dont match one of the new soundbars with an LG TV, theyre still set to be a relatively well-featured clutch of home speakers. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. There are options for wired or wireless, the latter being particularly handy if you have your TV wall-mounted but want the soundbar nearby without trailing a wire to the set. Not impressed but would like to be since I can't find my remote. LGs award-winning TVs and soundbars are great alone, but pair them together for the ultimate home cinema experience. Okay this is a very poorly designed app. And the Dolby Atmos effect might be the most convincing weve ever heard from a speaker set-up like this. What Hi-Fi? James is currently Hardware Editor at Rock Paper Shotgun, but before that was Audio Editor at Toms Guide, where he covered headphones, speakers, soundbars and anything else that intentionally makes noise. Theres only a single HDMI socket, and no passthrough, so youll lose one of your TVs HDMI ports by connecting the Arc and if your LG TV cant decode or pass through Dolby Atmos then theres no Dolby Atmos for you. The UK release is expected later this month. Designed with apartment living in mind the super-small 3.1.2 channel soundbar measures just 11.7-in (30cm) long, is two inches high, and comes in a choice of black orSonos-esque white fabric wrap with rounded edges. And we also think the Sonos Beam is better looking, and this does matter in a soundbar. As far as balancing decently compact dimensions (this is great for 48-inch TVs and bigger), competitive pricing and the sort of implacable low-frequency presence thats utterly beyond the ability of a TV operating by itself, the Samsung HW-Q800A hits the bulls-eye. The soundbar features centre, left and right channels, plus drivers to offer width and a couple of upward-firing drivers for Dolby Atmos, too.

Models such as the award-winning G1 and C1 offer incredibly vivid and bold visuals thanks to LGs industry leading OLED panels. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are both built in, too, which only adds to the convenience this is one of the best smart speakers, as well as a top soundbar.

You will receive a verification email shortly. Designed to partner with LG's flagship 55-inch and 65-inch TV's the SP11RA includes TV Sound Share Mode to combine the power of the TV's processor with the soundbar's speakers. Thank you for signing up to T3. Tech Advisor helps you find your tech sweet spot. Sound is a bit of a mixed bag, though. New York, LG's 2021 soundbars and TVs can combine their powers for bigger, better sound. Thank you. Its a frankly bizarre state of affairs, but this is only a problem for older LG TVs. Copyright 2000-2022 M2N Limited E. & O.E. The LG Sound Bar exclusive app lets you set up and control various functions of the LG Sound Bar. It seems odd that the sound mode is locked down one way but not the other. 1 star.

LG's complete 2021 soundbar range explained. I had given up but still can't find my remote so I installed it again and you must have had an update that fixed issues. And lets not forget: the SR-C20A is affordable, versatile and sounds great.

Compared to your unadorned LG TV, the performance is deeper, wider and taller and the Yamaha achieves that without even pretending to be a Dolby Atmos speaker. The LG SN11RG is both soundbar and entire surround sound system in one. This years flagship model is the LG SP11RA,offering an immersive 7.1.4 channels of audio with Dolby AtmosandDTS:Xcompatibility. It's not horrible, I was able to turn bass blast off when I disabled sound bar control mode on the tv, After a lot of testing, my settings look like this, Tv sound mode and sound bar mode controll off, Then on PS5 ensure audio output is changed from TV to sound bar, Then in the LG sound bar app you can set it to bass blast and turn up the woofer a bit. You are using an out of date browser. If you can find the space for all the components, its a cracking choice, as our full Samsung HW-Q950A review really delves into. Please refresh the page and try again. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The SP7Y is available now in the US and Australia -where it has a different model number SP60Y - and is expected in the UK later this month. We steer you to products you'll love and show you how to get the most out of them. Its just a deeply impressive and thoroughly well-balanced speaker, no matter what you choose to listen to. The new modes will feature on the SP11RA, SP9YA, SP8YA, SPD7Y and SP7Y. Simon Lucas is a freelance technology journalist and consultant, with particular emphasis on the audio/video aspects of home entertainment. Its also worth checking to see if your favoured soundbar has Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi connectivity. Installed the app and it detected and added my soundbar but it only connects for a couple seconds and then says no soundbar detected. All rights reserved. LG is introducing three new sound modes to better tailor audio processing to the type of content that youre watching. The best home entertainment buying advice, Issues delivered straight to your door or device. Lets not forget that combining an LG soundbar with an accompanying TV ensures youll get the best picture quality. Sorry for the long winded explanation! A tiny soundbar made to look even tinier by its accompanying (and regular-sized) subwoofer that wants to serve up some Dolby Atmos sound, and that looks a bit like an eclair (we suppose, if you squint). HDMI is the easiest way to attach your soundbar to your LG TV and your TV is almost certain to be HDMI-ARC enabled, meaning audio can travel in both directions along the HDMI cable. Thor: Love & Thunder and Netflixs Sea Beast Reviews and the latest 4K + Movie/TV News. Big, burly audio quality, with enough dexterity to be an enjoyable speaker for music too, with minimal set-up effort required. Not only do you get similar design language, soundbars like the G1 Soundbar are designed to match the exact width of an LG TV. Whether you need a soundbar to upgrade the sound of your current TV or not, LG offers an It has a three-sided jersey wrap in two colours dark or light grey and wood-tone finished ends. Five drivers, including a couple of upward-firers to bring the Dolby Atmos height, the involvement of UK specialist Meridian in voicing, the ability to add wireless rear speakers should you fancy it Theres a lot more here than this sort of money buys from pretty much any rival brand. In the tv sound advance settings there is an option for digital sound output to be set either to auto or pass through. The AI Sound Pro integration sounds more useful. Theres subtlety and fine detail aplenty, as well as a wide-open soundstage and the dynamic potency to really kick off when the soundtrack demands it. And along with sheer scale, theres plenty of detail, clarity and dynamic headroom the wireless subwoofer integrates smoothly and offers worthwhile tonal variation. Please report any inconvenience to our e-mail account at ( and we'll let you know more about it. Well, you may want to wait a bit, 5 mistakes everyone makes with Samsung TVs, 5 mistakes everyone makes with LG OLED TVs, Streaming news from Netflix, Disney and more, Discover the gadgets you never knew you needed, In-depth reviews and new tech explanations. So here's our best-of-best list. But dont forget that deals pop up all the time, especially at this time of year. The SP9YA comes in a black metallic finish and is available now in the US and Australia. The wireless rear speakers each have a forward-facing and an upward-firing driver too, and the wireless subwoofer is fitted with a 7in driver to deliver the shock and awe elements of a multichannel soundtrack. There was a problem. In addition to the existing music, cinema and bass blast profiles, there will be new modes for Sports and Gaming as well as 'Clear Voice' that will enhance the signal being sent to the soundbars centre channel for more dialogue clarity. You must log in or register to reply here. But where scale, presence and outright attack are concerned, its streets ahead of what your TV can manage by itself. Another feature to look out for is AI Sound Pro, which on compatible models means the soundbar can automatically adjust the sound depending on what youre watching. With two front-facing drivers, it's the only bar in the range not to have a separate wireless sub and instead has a built-in bass driver with dual passive radiators. Meridian says this will improve the soundstage, increasing the size of the 'sweet-spot' area and location of the centre image for a greater sense of immersion for every listener in the room.

Many LG soundbars are High-Res Audio certified meaning they are capable of delivering up 96kHz sample rates and 24bit depth for incredibly detailed sound and an experience as the artist intended. LG is keen to emphasise the environmental considerations that have gone into the construction, performance and packaging of its new soundbars, and the SP7Y is a prime example. On the plus side, the LG is a detailed, revealing and quite insightful listen if there are subtleties in your audio content, the SN7CY will reveal them. The SP8YA brings all the features of the flagship SP11RA to a bar suitable for a more modest 49-inch screen. Many subs are wireless (which makes them quite convenient) but can tend to be quite large (which doesnt). Much of the range includes support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. BA1 1UA. I have the same soundbar do you find that the sound options in the sound menu are greyed out? is supported by its audience. Future US, Inc. Full 7th Floor, 130 West 42nd Street, The Denon's issue is that it can't handle having the volume ramped up loud the audio profile changes, and it's nowhere near as pleasant to listen to. Thank you for signing up to What Hi-Fi?. is owned and operated by M2N Limited, It has poise and balance, decent dexterity and more than a little low-end presence. It loses the AI room calibration and streaming functionality of the higher-end Atmos soundbars but there's still eARC, 4K pass through, Meridian Audio and Hi-res support. Taken as a whole, though, theres lots to enjoy here, as our full LG SN7CY review details. The No. Visit our corporate site (opens in new tab). While playing with the settings, I was excited to discover Soundbar Mode Control, which allowed me to change the soundbars sound mode using the C1's magic remote - sweet! The soundstage it creates is broad and, yes, tall, and theres more than enough dynamic potency to bring movie soundtracks bounding to life. Prices range from just 99 so theres something for everyone, no matter what you budget is. Visit our corporate site. Should he find himself with a spare moment, Simon likes nothing more than publishing and then quickly deleting tweets about the state of the nation (in general), the state of Aston Villa (in particular) and the state of his partner's cat. Yeah done that I'm just wondering why I can't do it via the tv. The main soundbar, which contains five front-facing drivers, is wrapped in a grey jersey made from recycled materials and the included wireless sub has a matching grille cover. Working as a system, the Samsung combination manages to sound powerful and authoritative, yet detailed at the same time. Published 21 July 22, Now you can play big-name games even if you dont have an Xbox Series S|X or a PS5, By Carrie Marshall Tonality is even and convincing for both music and movies, and by the standards of subwoofer-less soundbars it develops deep and substantial low frequencies (though can't truly match a subwoofer). Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatibility will be available on the SP11RA, SP9YA and SP8YA.

The only downside is that it doesn't have a subwoofer, and Sonos' wireless sub is very expensive but there are plenty of options here that do add that bass impact, if you want it. When its a soundbar, a subwoofer and a pair of rear speakers with an all-in total of 22 drivers and over 600 watts of power, thats when. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury Bath BA1 1UA All rights reserved. Because its a Sonos, its simplicity itself to set up, and can be integrated into a multichannel or multiroom system in moments.

It's not fancy, but it's well built, will enhance smaller-screen sound well beyond what its asking price suggests, and is a great all-round option for boosting TV audio. Sonos is predictably coy about the amount of power on tap here, but we can safely say its ample. The editorial team does not participate in the writing or editing of BrandPosts. Get instant access to breaking news, the hottest reviews, great deals and helpful tips. You can find the firms range of soundbars and TVs on the official site and shopping there gets you various benefits. Where it will be every bit as effective. This time, though, the British audio specialist is also contributing its new Median Horizon tech, which can supposedly convert two-channel stereo sound into multi-channel audio for enhanced performance with surround sound setups. r/Soundbars It also sounds great at average listening volumes, producing genuinely convincing width and height from a really small soundbar it will even fit under 32-inch TVs. But as our full Denon Home Sound Bar 550 review explains, we really rate this soundbar for those who won't want to crank to the volume up. Want a great soundbar but dont want to break the bank? is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Additional wireless surrounds can be bought separately. LG Members gain things like free delivery and exclusive pricing, but you can take advantage of unique deals. BrandPosts are written and edited by members of our sponsor community. LG remains coy about exact pricing and availability for these soundbars, though the first of them including the SP11RA will go on sale in the U.S. and Europe later this month. With the top-spec models now rolling out in North America and Australia, the South Korean tech giant has announced pricing and the full technical details of the 2021 soundbar range. In the couple seconds I'm able to change the settings if I'm quick. It just means that if you have one of the best LG TVs then an LG soundbar might represent better value than it would if you had a TV from a different brand.

When it comes to audio quality, its safe to say that other soundbars on this list will make more of a Dolby Atmos soundtrack where simple height and width are concerned. Dont look any further Yamaha has you covered. Unlike the speaker it replaces, though, Beam Gen 2 has powerful on-board processing that wants to deliver height, as well as width, to the sound, and includes Dolby Atmos processing to that effect. Its got HDMI passthrough, for a start, which puts it ahead of both the Sonos soundbars on this list. Keep in mind I have an log c1 oled and the 2 support each others software. I did notice that the bass blast mode isn't available through the C1 which points to an incomplete integration again. save 14 onselected soundbars when you buy with select TV models as an LG member. Here's our full Samsung HW-Q800A review. I just couldn't control it. Which, for some LG TV owners, will seal the deal. NY 10036. Thanks to a complement of 11 speaker drivers firing at various angles, the Sonos Arc gets closer than any other affordable single-unit soundbar at creating a sense of width and height to Dolby Atmos soundtracks. The new line-up has plenty of variety to suit every type of user from the flagship SP11RA, which boasts 7.1.4 channels with up-firing drivers in its rear surrounds, to the petite Eclair, a compact solution for those living in small spaces. Planning on buying an OLED TV? By Carrie Marshall Like the original Beam, the Gen 2 has a single tweeter, four racetrack mid/bass drivers and a trio of passive radiators for low-end reinforcement theyre driven by five blocks of Class D amplification. While you can add an LG soundbar to any TV, they are better paired with LG TVs for the ultimate experience. A matching, wireless "small space-friendly" subwoofer featuring bi-directional drivers is included, which LG says will deliver powerful but low-vibration bass, making it a viable option for late-night viewing without bothering the neighbours. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. You might think that you need excessive amounts of money to buy countless products with wires trailing all over the living room to get a great home cinema experience, but with its latest gadgets LG makes it easier than ever. The Beam also features eARC-enabled HDMI (good) but still lacks HDMI passthrough (less good, depending on your TV and plug needs). Which is the best option for my setup keeping in mind I mostly am playing ps5 or watching Netflix and other streaming apps. In this case, the 55in G1, so your system looks great together.

This years LG TVs with advanced 9 Gen4 processors have an AI Sound Pro feature, which detects the genre of content being watched and automatically optimises the audio output accordingly. Hope you don't mind me piggybacking on this thread but I have a similar question. Do you want a standalone soundbar or one with a subwoofer for additional wallop? Connected via HDMI and while I can get Atmos via the on board apps, I'm struggling to get it from my Panasonic 4K Blu-ray player and Firestick 4K. Today, it magically showed up. And in any scenario, it sounds great. Back in January, LGannounceda suite of eight soundbars to go with its newOLED Evo and QNED TVs for 2021. For example, the clair range is specifically designed to be compact so you can fit the soundbar into small spaces, while the slim GX Soundbar and G1 Soundbar are constructed to be wall-mounted with minimal impact. And in some ways, the LG is worth every penny.

You will receive a verification email shortly. Best of all, the Beam leaves the unassisted sound of your TV looking weedy. If your LG TV is wall-mounted, for instance, its probably worth giving special consideration to soundbars that can be wall-mounted too, which is comming these days.