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LG SJ9

LG SJ9
alaScore 98

46 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of LG SJ9. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the LG SJ9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

LG SJ9 Sound Bar review

 

LG boldly boards the Dolby Atmos soundbar bandwagon

Spectacularly powerful sound ; Remarkably compact design ; Chromecast support built in ; LED display

Only one HDMI input ; HDMI handshake issues ; UK price is high ; Limited rear/overhead channel effects

The sound quality of LG’s debut Dolby Atmos soundbar is pretty incredible. The power and scale of its sound beggars belief considering how attractive and compact the system is, while the sense of height in the audio mix is uncanny. The UK price feels a...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

LG SJ9

 

LG SJ9 review: LG's dazzling Dolby Atmos soundbar sends excitement levels soaring with its powerful and expansive sound, backed by generous streaming functionality and a glamorous design.

Enormous and vertically expansive Atmos soundstage ; Powerful, attacking sound with deep bass ; Well-designed multiroom app ; Generous features ; Attractive design

Single HDMI input ; No DTS:X support ; Limited Atmos/surround reach ; Expensive ; Issues with NAS drive playback

LG’s dazzling Dolby Atmos soundbar sends excitement levels soaring with its powerful, expansive sound, backed by generous streaming functionality and a glamorous design.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

LG SJ9 review

 

One of the most requested sound bar features we receive from you, our readers, is Dolby Atmos support. Despite still being a fledgling format, the surround-sound system has captured the enthusiast community's imagination in a way not many features do....

The LG SJ9 is the most affordable Dolby Atmos sound bar system on the market, at least in the US. Home theater sound is dynamic and thrilling. Compatibility with Google Chromecast and 4K HDR offers some degree of flexibility and future-proofing.

The LG SJ9’s subwoofer makes a lot of bass, but definition is only so-so. The sound isn't very refined when playing music. The 'bar lacks DTS:X or DTS-HD Master Audio compatibility. No surround speakers included.

Although not the most refined-sounding 'bar at its price, the LG SJ9 delivers Dolby Atmos and Chromecast audio in an affordable, attractive package.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

LG SJ9 review

 

The LG SJ9 is a competent Dolby Atmos soundbar, but not one that stands out...

Smooth tonal balance ; Relatively detailed ; Enjoyable Atmos performance

Lack of HDMI inputs ; Not dynamic enough ; Thick and imprecise bass

A competent soundbar, but not one that stands out from the crowd

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

LG SJ9 review

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This top-of-the-range sound bar comes packed with innovative features, namely Dolby Atmos. This next generation technology is said to create an immersive surround sound effect. But is it worth the high price? Read our expert LG SJ9 sound bar review to...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review

 

LG join the Dolby Atmos soundbar party with their SJ9, it's got Hi-Res audio support, 4K HDR passthrough and Music Flow multiroom capabilities but is...

Very good sound quality ; Great with music ; Dolby Atmos support ; Multi-room capabilities ; Attractive design ; Well made

No real surround presence ; No DTS:X support ; Limited HDMI inputs ; Remote control could be better

The LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar is a nicely designed and well made product that boasts a decent set of features including support for the Music Flow multi-room system. The remote control is disappointing, although the Music Flow app is excellent,...

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

LG SJ9 review

 

One of the most requested sound bar features we receive from you, our readers, is Dolby Atmos support. Despite still being a fledgling format, the surround-sound system has captured the enthusiast community's imagination in a way not many features do....

The LG SJ9 is the most affordable Dolby Atmos sound bar system on the market, at least in the US. Home theater sound is dynamic and thrilling. Compatibility with Google Chromecast and 4K HDR offers some degree of flexibility and future-proofing.

The LG SJ9’s subwoofer makes a lot of bass, but definition is only so-so. The sound isn't very refined when playing music. The 'bar lacks DTS:X or DTS-HD Master Audio compatibility. No surround speakers included.

Although not the most refined-sounding 'bar at its price, the LG SJ9 delivers Dolby Atmos and Chromecast audio in an affordable, attractive package.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

LG SJ9 Soundbar Review: Atmos for Under $1,000

 

Atmos is a very cool audio technology and well worth the investment for those who appreciate the extra dimension it brings to movies and shows. If you're looking to get into Atmos for under $1,000, LG's $900 SJ9 delivers. It can easily fill a room with...

Dolby Atmos support ; Slim design ; Big bass

Pricey for the sound quality ; Voices can get buried in the mix

LG's SJ9 soundbar fills the room with sound and can decode Dolby Atmos, but it doesn't sound as good as other soundbars in this price range.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Trevor Long (eftm.com.au)

LG SJ9 Soundbar Review: Huge sound, great Bass, packed with features

 

Everybody needs a soundbar. Having tested a few of late, that's my basic starting point for everyone who owns a TV. You see, no matter what the manufacturer tells you about their certified this and quality that – the sound from a super thin modern TV...

Consumer review by: Eddie113 (richersounds.com)

Sounds fantastic

 

I went to the Romford store to buy this fantastic sound bar but unfortunately it was out of stock and I had to wait for it to arrive in store a few days later. When my wife went to pick it up, there was an issue with the delivery and it had not...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS Digital Surround,Dolby Atmos,Dolby Digital 5.1,Dolby Digital Plus
Audio output channels:5.2
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Movie modes:Action
RMS rated power:500

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Wi-Fi:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:Optical

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI In:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):81

Radio

FM radio:N

Soundbar speaker

Soundbar speaker RMS power:215

Subwoofer

Bass reflex:Y
Subwoofer included:Y
Subwoofer RMS power:200
Subwoofer Type:Active Subwoofer
Wireless Subwoofer:Y

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:Not supported
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AIFF,ALAC,FLAC,LPCM,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA
Colour of product:Black
Handheld remote control:Y
Network streaming services supported:Pandora, Rhapsody
Night mode:Y
TV stand usage:Y
Wall mountable:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:145
Height :57.9
Package depth:355.6
Package height:490
Package weight:17.2
Package width:1264.9
Soundbar weight:5.62
Subwoofer depth:29.6
Subwoofer height:33.2
Subwoofer weight:7.62
Subwoofer width:29.6
Width:1199.8