Rated 3 out of
Too expensive for issues it has
I purchased this soundbar couple of years ago but I had to write this review because of the problems with LG not continuing to update or to support their devices. First, the sound is decent but then the shortcomings of this soundbar are apparent. First, the EQ is only for treble and bass (subwoofer is separate). There is no mid-range eq. Why is this a problem? because you have to put the treble at max 5 in order to hear the voices but then the music is too loud. The subwoofer connects with the soundbar via bluetooth and this is probably the shortest bluetooth range ever! My soundbar is located about 10-12 feet from the soundbar, behind the couch and there are many times the subwoofer gets cutoff. But the biggest problem with this soundbar is that you cannot add additional speakers except for LG rear speakers, which I bought and wow! they had even worse bluetooth connection that I had to return them. There are too many compromises with this item and the for the price, it is not recommended. For true surround sound, you'll probably want to go with separate speakers setup. If they have fixed these issues with their newer models then great, if not, then LG isn't doing a great job as a company of updating their products to make them better.
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of
I bought this sound bar for Christmas and it worked great with my old TV. I recently bought the LG SK9000 TV and the sound blew my mind. I set it up using the ARC and it automatically changes sound according to the source. Works great with all my sources Netflix, HULU for Atmos, PS4, Xbox One and cable box. Works excellent with my phone/tablets for iHeart, Spotify, and Pandora. I have not had any signal loss. The trick is to have excellent cables for it to work properly. Sources with Atmos sound incredible.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 4 out of
Everything works as expected, except...
...the optical cable that came with the Sound Bar. That is worthless. But, after swapping out for an HDMI cable, all works good, except for the audio/visual sound sync. People talking on the TV does not sync with the sound bar, despite using the dedicated AV Sync Button on the Sound Bar remote, and adjusting the TV sound settings. I use this '100% LG TV compatible' sound bar with an LG 65 C8 TV
Date published: 2019-03-17