The TV SOUNDBAR BETTER than a HOME THEATER System – LG Soundbar Review

The TV SOUNDBAR BETTER than a HOME THEATER System – LG Soundbar Review

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★ For products used in testing the SN11RG as well as comparable soundbars, see below ⬇︎


▹▹ LG SN11RG 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos Sound Bar:


LG SN10YG 5.1.2 Soundbar & Subwoofer with Dolby Atmos:
LG SN9YG 5.1.2 Soundbar & Subwoofer for HiRes Audio:
LG SN8YG 3.1.2 Soundbar & Sub with Atmos & Google Assist:


LG 8K Smart TV:

Cambridge Audio Turntable:

Analogue to Digital Converter:
Nvidia Shield:

The Umbrella Academy, Season 2 on Netflix
Six Underground on Netflix (not shown)
Gemini Man:
Top Gun: Maverick (2021) Trailer
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:
Street Fighter 5:
Last of Us Part 2:
Tool, AEnima:
Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia:
Mac Miller, Circles:


The TV soundbar better than a home theater System – LG Soundbar Review of the LG SN11RG 7.1.4 Channel Dolby Atmos with Google Assistant surround sound system. In 2020, do sound bars still suck? We find out in this LG TV soundbar review.

Can you get good surround sound with a sound bar? This LG soundbar competes with the Sonos soundbar and is better than most cheap surround sound speakers. So is a soundbar better than a home theater system? This TV soundbar with subwoofer makes you wonder if you still have to decide between a sound bar or speakers.


Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar:
Sonos Arc:
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Stage Soundbar:
Vizio Atmos 5.1.4 Home Theater Sound System (budget pick):

Sony 5.1 Home Theater Receiver:
Jamo Home Cinema Speakers: currently unavailable
Jamo Subwoofer:
Jamo Atmos Speakers:
SVS Prime Speaker System:


➔ The Andrew Robinson Home Theater Playlist:
➔ How to Set Up a Subwoofer:
➔ SVS Home Theater Speaker System Review:
➔ Jamo Home Theater System Review:
➔ Sony Budget AV Receiver Review:


Naim Uniti Atom All In One Music System:
Musical Fidelity Integrated Amp:

Q Acoustic Bookshelf Speakers:
Klipsch Heresy IV Floorstanding Speakers:

Kanto Bookshelf Speaker Stands (budget):
SolidSteel Speaker Stands:

Cambridge Audio Direct Drive Turntable (best):
U-Turn Orbit Plus Record Player (budget):

Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge (better):
Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge (best):

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless NC Headphones:


Hisense 65-inch QLED TV:

BDI Octave Media Cabinet:

Klipsch The Three II:
Naim Mu-so Qb V2 Multi-Room Wireless Music System:

Klipsch The Fives Powered Speaker with HDMI-ARC:
Kanto YU Desktop Speakers (budget):

TIDAL (60-day FREE Trial):




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  1. Andrew Robinson
    Andrew Robinson 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    QOTD: Can a soundbar compete with a discrete system? For those of you that have soundbars, which do you own and what do you recommend?
    Love our outtakes? Be sure to watch to the end
    – No outside URLs, YouTube links or email addresses
    – Keep it civil. It’s okay to disagree, just don’t be a jerk about it.

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  2. Leroy Jenkins
    Leroy Jenkins 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Is this the same as the lg sp11ra?

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  3. *** *** MARTIN BENJAMIN *** ***
    *** *** MARTIN BENJAMIN *** *** 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Hi everybody
    I am very undecided between systems
    LG soundbar to Bang&Olufsen Bar
    can someone help me decide
    Thank You

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  4. Rik Wilder
    Rik Wilder 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Could you do a review of the new version LG SP11RA 7.1.4, which is meant to be an update over this? Sounds promising!

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  5. Adam Ramsey
    Adam Ramsey 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    The recent firmware update killed this bar

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  6. guido Zamalloa
    guido Zamalloa 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I picked up the SNY9A version with the addon rears and I'm satisfied. I felt the 11 might have been overkill, only spent 1200

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  7. Darren C
    Darren C 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    correct me if i'm wrong, you'll need the right room (a pair of walls on the left and right) in order for the sound to reflect so we can hear sound that is coming from the left or right?
    This requirement is quite limiting as my room has a door at the side that is open most of the time to allow natural light and wind to enter in..

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  8. Thilina Edirisinghe
    Thilina Edirisinghe 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    @Andrew Robinson Could you please give us your thoughts on LG G1 or LG GX sounds please

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  9. Moksh Naidu
    Moksh Naidu 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I usually watch watch Art and Independent movies (not summer blockbusters). Would an edifier 1280db be better or Lg Sl4 for me?
    Both retail for the same price in India here.

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  10. Assaad Klait
    Assaad Klait 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Should i buy the
    Sony hta7000
    Lg DSP11ra
    Of the Samsung Hwq950A
    I have a lg oled tv 120hz
    which one do you advise me?
    I want a good souround Sound of 5.1 or Dolby Atmos

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  11. Carl Lewis
    Carl Lewis 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Very cinematic sound

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  12. operamatt
    operamatt 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    it must be so nice to hear sub par audio and think it sounds so good.

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  13. natr0nzero
    natr0nzero 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    What speaker stands did you use for the rears ? I just picked up the 2021 model — SP11RA and would like to find a stand that works


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  14. Millennial Patriot
    Millennial Patriot 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    does the content source have to have atmos?

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  15. Martin
    Martin 2 May, 2022, 20:04
  16. João Maia
    João Maia 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    WOA this review makes me wanna buy this soundbar!

    *checks price tag

    oh nevermind

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  17. HabsFan93
    HabsFan93 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I had a Samsung HW-Q700A and returned it for the LG SP8YA and the first thing I noticed was how easy and seamless the LG soundbar connected to my LG CX. It also allowed me to use the “pass through” setting on my TV so that I can use Dolby Atmos Home Theatre on my Xbox Series X (this was not possible with the Samsung and there was an major audio delay). I also prefer the classy look of the LG soundbar and it’s much easier to clean. Also the WIFI app is incredible and there are so many more features. The sound is pretty good too, so far so good! Undecided if I should get the rears.

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  18. Ken Rury
    Ken Rury 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    While I didn't work for an audiophile magazine I had followed their advice to build a 7.1 entertainment room. I had become burned out with the complexity and dealing with a separate remote. No learning remote could do everything I needed.

    I tried a soundbar out 10 years ago with a subwoofer and it was close enough if not exceeding my AVR system that I gave away my expensive system and kept the soundbar.

    I've started to look at newer Atmos systems but there isn't much Atmos content yet and what there is still sounds fine on my older Soundbar. I don't watch movies as much as I used to so it's less of a priority.

    My goal was to upgrade my bedroom 10 year old Panasonic 55" plasma TV and Vizio soundbar to a LG C1 77" with a LG Atmos soundbar though Sony was tempting me with the HT-9.

    With everything in my shopping cart I backed away and reconsidered whether it was worth the cost. After all my plasma TV has deep blacks, my soundbar has very clear voice audio and excellent surround so why replace it.

    Don't get caught up in the latest hype and sales frenzy. Consider what you are trying to accomplish and whether it is worth the expense. I could easily afford a new system, but why!

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  19. Dan Rauza
    Dan Rauza 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I can't believe it, I simply find myself watching your reviews daily, I need your expert advise please, As i'll be spending lots of £ for a home theater, can you advise which one I should consider between
    1- Sony HT-A9
    2- Bose soundbar 900 with subwoofer and rear speakers (bose told me there me new 900 module early next year)
    3- Samsung Q950A (my TV is 2021 Oled 1 month old)
    4- LG SP1

    Keep up the good work and why your co reviewer hiding off camera 🙂

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  20. Roël Konings
    Roël Konings 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I see this soundbar on sale for 750 and the Samsung Q950A for 1k. Is this soundbar worth it or should I go for the samsung? I like the big cinema like effect, listen to hard rock/metal and game

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  21. Nick van Heugten
    Nick van Heugten 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Does it work with Airplay?

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  22. Luke
    Luke 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Is there a high-end sound bar that can use 3rd party surround sound (or Atmos) speakers that are already in the ceiling? Also, your Amazon link for the LG SN11RG does not work.

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  23. William Bolin
    William Bolin 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I have a Sony htc 260 and I love it, got it for $150, no issues for 8 years plus super music playback

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  24. Jay Scott
    Jay Scott 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I’m strongly considering this system but I do plan to buy a ps5 eventually. If I plug the ps5 into this sound bar and use the EARC channel to connect to my LG cx tv will I still get 4k 120hz video to my tv?

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  25. Ronnie Løgager
    Ronnie Løgager 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Hi Andrew,
    Great channel! I've stumbled across it as I'm scouting the marked for a soundbar to pair with my LG B9. Unfortunately the high end bars you've reviewed are a bit out of my price range and the Vizio is not something on the marked in my country. Do you have another "budget" recommendation?
    Also! I have vaulted ceilings in my living room with acoustic panels to reduce noise levels. Is that something the AI can take into consideration when configuring that Atmos sound?

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  26. MuhKuh
    MuhKuh 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Is the LG DSN11RG Still good for Music and Movies?

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  27. Matt Brown
    Matt Brown 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Hey man, I just found your channel and LOVE your videos. I love the handle you use of recovering audiophile also lol I've always called myself an audiophile at heart without the monetary means to actually be one haha

    Anyway, I have the 2019 version of this (I think?) the SK10Y. Did you ever get a chance to check out that model? Do you have any input on that version compared to this model?

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  28. Dirk Mason
    Dirk Mason 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Would soundbars be better with 2 subwoofers? I keep hearing 2 subwoofers are better than one. And if so, why don’t more come with two subwoofers? New to the channel and I really like the content and insight that you provide.

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  29. SDC
    SDC 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    What happens if you watch 5.1 content on this?Will the rear speakers go mute?

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  30. Red King
    Red King 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Are we calling $1500 surround systems soundbars now? lol it defeats the whole purpose of soundbars in the first place, which was being cheap and not taking up space.

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  31. Kelly Johnson
    Kelly Johnson 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    How does it compare to 2 HomePods surround sound? I have one HomePod. Wondering if getting another to pair is better than the soundbar setup. Any experience hearing both setups?

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  32. Hanafi Ishak
    Hanafi Ishak 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I've been watching reviews for soundbars for few days now for my buying decision until i met this video. This video
    probably my reason to finally get my self my first soundbar.

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  33. Abhishek Nayak
    Abhishek Nayak 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I think all soundbars must ship with a remote that offers most of the functionality that the app offers. Also, the ability to physically wire them if needed. I want to keep the soundbar for 20 years. The app won’t work; the wifi won’t work. What do I do then? Keep buying soundbars every 5 years for $2000 every-time ? No way.

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  34. Salim
    Salim 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    compared to samsung q950a what is better sound quality and surround sound?

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  35. Arbie Hill
    Arbie Hill 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Can't find one. Too bad.

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  36. Harry Muskee
    Harry Muskee 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Would you consider doing a review on the Harman kardon citation bar?

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  37. Wes' TECH
    Wes' TECH 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Just bough this for my C10 PC gaming set up. We can adjust the tones and thing with the PC.

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  38. Ted O'Neill
    Ted O'Neill 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    A lot of people give this system a hit and miss. But have these people forgot that one can change the sound settings? That's what makes it all the more. Every room in one's house is different for its acoustic.

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  39. Pratik Biswas
    Pratik Biswas 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Thank you for your quality content. I recently discovered your channel. Wish you all the best.

    I bought LG 55UN8000 tv last year and now searching for soundbar with surround sounds. Also my tv has ARC port. I have budget of upto 700usd kindly suggest me one.
    We are more into music. I expect the soundbar to lift up our music listening experience to the next level.
    Also we are subscribed to Amazon prime and Netflix and love watching their contents sometimes.

    Room size is little larger than medium(living room)

    Tv size is 55"
    Placement: wish to keep on the shelf.

    Kindly help us finding a good soundbar.
    Thank you..

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    RADIN SYAH 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Interesting. I had to watch this video twice because another youtuber reviewed this with a bunch of other soundbars and the LG ended up dead last with a disappointing end note to boot. Why the polarity in opinion though, I wonder.

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  41. Rupinder Jakhar
    Rupinder Jakhar 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    LG subwoofer disconnects a lot due to wifi interference, no way it is better than home theater or other high end soundbars like Sonos, Bose, Samsung. Seems like paid review

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  42. i_Lock_Alot
    i_Lock_Alot 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    I recently acquired the LG SN7R 5.1.2 and it’s by no means a top of the line soundbar w/atmos. But it is definitely a nice addition to a small room and for gaming. Especially when coupled with the LG C1 OLED!

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  43. Shawn
    Shawn 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Which Vizio sound bar would you say is the best bang for the buck? My wife and I just purchased our first house and I’m looking to get the close to movie theatre quality as I can but stay under $700. Thanks!

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  44. Pineapples
    Pineapples 2 May, 2022, 20:04

    Links to product in video are dead

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