LG has launched its 2020 range of soundbars in India. There are 5 soundbars with prices ranging from Rs 29,990 for the entry-level SN4, going up to Rs 79,990 for the SN10YG. Some of the soundbars also support rear wireless satellite speakers for a more immersive experience, but you have to purchase the rear speakers separately, just like we saw on the Sony Ht-Z9F soundbar (review) There are 5 soundbars in LG’s 2020 line-up with the wattage ranging from 300W to 600W. The SN4 model will be released in November 2020. The rest of the LG Sound Bar 2020 line-up will be available in key markets October onwards.
Commenting at the launch, Mr Hak Hyun Kim – HE Director said, “Customers today demand an all immersive cinema and home entertainment experience along with cutting-edge design features and the convenience of not having to use multiple devices. The latest Sound Bar product range by LG not only delivers high-quality and immersive sound experience but also offers innovative features to create a more personalized experience for the users, that take the cinema experience up a notch. LG has always sought out consumer feedback and implemented innovations specially catered to the evolving market demand while providing the most technologically advanced and superior product range for the families and modern generations today. With its newest launch, LG continues to innovate to meet the sound quality and experience desired by users today and create the most superior yet feasible user experience.”
Kicking things off with the entry-level model, the LG SN4 is priced at Rs 29,990 and will be available starting November. It is a 2.1 channel soundbar with 300W of output and support for DTS Virtual: X. It has ARC support but does not support 4K pass-through. It has LG’s AI Sound Pro. The soundbar is accompanied by a wireless subwoofer and also supports Bluetooth streaming. In addition to HDMI ARC, it also has an Optical port.
The LG soundbar SNH5 is priced at Rs 39,990 and is available in key markets starting October. If it's a loud soundbar you are looking for then you can check this one out as it has an output of 600W. The soundbar also supports DTS Virtual:X. It also supports LG’s AI Sound Pro to adjusts sound levels based on what you're watching. The soundbar comes with a wireless subwoofer. The LG SNH5 is a 4.1 soundbar with 4 drivers housed in the bar itself. For connectivity, the soundbar has HDMI ARC, Bluetooth and an Optical port.
The LG Soundbar SN6Y is a 3.1 channel soundbar and comes with a wireless subwoofer. The added centre channel is for additional dialogue clarity. It is priced at Rs 39,990 and supports DTS Virtual:X. The soundbar also supports High-Resolution Audio playback. It also supports LG’s AI Sound Pro to adjust the sound levels based on what you are watching. For connectivity, the soundbar has HDMI ARC, Optical port and Bluetooth. Users can also add a pair of wireless surround speakers (sold separately) to make this a home theatre setup.
At this price point, the LG SN6Y competes directly with the Sony HT-G700 soundbar (review).
The LG SN8YG soundbar is priced at Rs 59,990 and will be available starting October 2020. The soundbar has audio powered by Meridian Audio Technologies and supports higher bitrate, Hi-Res content and uncompressed Dolby Atmos in addition to DTS: X. The soundbar also boasts of upfiring height speakers. It is a 3.1.2 system. This means it has 3 front-firing drivers, 2 top firing drivers and a wireless subwoofer for the low frequencies. Users can also control the soundbar using the Google Assistant. The soundbar also supports 4K and Dolby Vision passthrough. The soundbar also boasts of LG’s AI Sound Pro. The soundbar boasts of HDMI 2.1 ensuring you get uncompressed Dolby Atmos audio when connected to a compatible LG TV. Users can also add a pair of wireless surround speakers (sold separately) to make this a home theatre setup.
LG recently launched its HDMI 2.1 enabled OLED and NanoCell TVs. You can read more about them here.
For connectivity, the LG SN8YG has HDMI eARC, Optical port, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The soundbar has a total output of 440W.
At the top of the food chain, we have the LG SN10YG. This premium soundbar is priced at Rs 79,990 and will be available starting October 2020. It is a 5.1.2 setup and users also have the option to add a pair of surround speakers (sold separately) to make this a complete home theatre setup. The soundbar is powered by Meridian Audio Technologies and also brings with it support for Dolby Atmos and HDMI 2.1. It also supports 4K and Dolby Vision HDMI passthrough. It brings with it upfiring speakers to add to the Dolby Atmos effect. The soundbar supports the Google Assistant which is built-in. For connectivity, the soundbar has 2 HDMI passthrough ports with support for 4K and Dolby Vision. It also has 1 HDMI eARC port and also has optical and Bluetooth connectivity and also connects to the internet via Wi-Fi. The soundbar has 3 front-firing drivers, two side-firing drivers and 2 upwards firing drivers to simulate a surround sound effect.