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A Review By Comparison of the Sonos Arc Vs. Lg Sp11Ra Soundbar

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   6 minute read
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LG SP11RA Soundbar

LG SP11RA Soundbar

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Reasons why you might like the LG SP11RA Soundbar

Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1440 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc
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Reasons why you might like the Sonos Arc

Overall Score 5.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1140 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features LG SP11RA Soundbar Sonos Arc
DESIGN width 1,440mm 1,140mm
height 63mm 87mm
weight 7,200g 6,250g
volume 13,272.71cm³ 11,525.06cm³
thickness 146mm 116mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 5only
audio output power 11x50w
has aac
lowest frequency 47.6hz
highest frequency 19,900hz
CONNECTIVITY has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 3only 1only
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5
supports wi-fi
hdmi version v2.1 v2
rj45 ports 1only
has s/pdif out port
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with google assistant
compatible with alexa
has spotify connect
has dolby atmos
has dts:x
has chromecast built-in
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

LG SP11RA Soundbar 1,440mm
Sonos Arc 1,140mm

Sonos Arc has a width of 1,140mm. The width represents the horizontal dimension of a device, soundbars are sometimes designed to match the width of TVs or get close.

LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 1,440mm is wider than the Sonos Arc by mm

Height

LG SP11RA Soundbar 63mm
Sonos Arc 87mm

The Sonos Arc has a height of 87mm. The height represents the vertical dimension of a device, soundbars are often designed as slim as it can be to aesthetically complement a space.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 63mm is shorter than the Sonos Arc with a difference -24mm

Weight

LG SP11RA Soundbar 7,200g
Sonos Arc 6,250g

Sonos Arc weighs 6,250g. We recommend a lower weight better for the reason that lighter soundbars are easier to shift around the space. Lighter home appliances are advantageous, as it makes transportation easier, even say for many other types of products.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 7,200g is heavier than the Sonos Arc with a difference g. Commonly a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to adjust the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should opt to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Volume

LG SP11RA Soundbar 13,272.71cm³
Sonos Arc 11,525.06cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the soundbar or, in simpler terms, the space the soundbar occupies. Sonos Arc takes up 11,525.06cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that a soundbar occupies to ensure that it will easily fit in the space available .

LG SP11RA Soundbar's volume is 13,272.71cm³ meaning it occupies more space than the Sonos Arc by cm³

Thickness

LG SP11RA Soundbar 146mm
Sonos Arc 116mm

The depth of Sonos Arc is 116mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its space occupied by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)

LG SP11RA Soundbar has a thickness of 146mm, hence thicker than the Sonos Arc by 30mm

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc 5only

When it comes to surround sound channels, you’re going to run across numbers in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number defines the number of main speakers, the second number shows the total of subwoofers, and the third number if available shows the number of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are commonly placed on the ceiling of the space containing the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-firing speakers within the soundbar itself.

Sonos Arc having a sound output value of 5 means that it has 5 main speakers

Audio Output Power

LG SP11RA Soundbar 11x50w
Sonos Arc

The LG SP11RA Soundbar has an audio output power of 11x50W, basing on the number of speakers and their power in watts. It is the power the soundbar speakers can "comfortably" be loaded.

To get a better understanding of how loud any speaker can get, there are other aspects to look at such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

Has Aac

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

LG SP11RA Soundbar supports AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It transfers 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.

Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the LG SP11RA Soundbar will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well

Lowest Frequency

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc 47.6hz

Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Sonos Arc's lowest frequency is at 47.6Hz.

Highest Frequency

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc 19,900hz

High-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Sonos Arc's highest frequency is at 19,900Hz.

Connectivity

Has An Hdmi Output

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc has an HDMI output port, devices with an HDMI or mini HDMI port transfer high-definition audio.

LG SP11RA Soundbar too has HDMI port by which it outputs "feed" audio into the HDMI inputs of other digital devices, that can receive and process these signals.

Hdmi Ports

LG SP11RA Soundbar 3only
Sonos Arc 1only

Sonos Arc has 1 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you can simultaneously connect several devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar has 3 HDMI ports, meaning LG SP11RA Soundbar got 2 more ports than the Sonos Arc

Has Bluetooth

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

LG SP11RA Soundbar supports Bluetooth, a cable free technology that allows you to seamlessly transfer data between different compatible devices.

Bluetooth Version

LG SP11RA Soundbar v5
Sonos Arc

LG SP11RA Soundbar has a Bluetooth version of 5

Supports Wi-Fi

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Sonos Arc can connect to Wi-Fi.

LG SP11RA Soundbar too can connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Hdmi Version

LG SP11RA Soundbar v2.1
Sonos Arc v2

Sonos Arc has an HDMI version of 2, newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

LG SP11RA Soundbar has an HDMI version of 2.1 newer than the Sonos Arc by 0.1v

Rj45 Ports

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc 1only

RJ-45 ports are used for Local Area Network (LAN) connections. With more ports, you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. Sonos Arc has only 1 ports

Has S/Pdif Out Port

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

Before you needed to connect an optical cable from your TV to the optical input of an audio device on top of the already connected HDMI cable If you don't want to use your TV's speakers and would rather have everything play through a soundbar, now with ARC you can easily connect all these at a go from a compatible HDMI socket on your TV to an HDMI ARC socket on your soundbar.

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) carries audio over HDMI. ARC is only capable of carrying compressed 5.1 audio, but eARC has higher bandwidth and can carry uncompressed 7.1 audio, as well as formats such as DTS:X and full bitrate Dolby Atmos. It is available on the Sonos Arc

LG SP11RA Soundbar has the HDMI ARC/EARC

Compatible With Google Assistant

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

LG SP11RA Soundbar is compatible with Google Assistant.

Compatible With Alexa

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.

Has Spotify Connect

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

Spotify Connect allows you to control the music playing on the soundbar from the Spotify app on another device when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. LG SP11RA Soundbar has Spotify connect

Has Dolby Atmos

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Sonos Arc has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

LG SP11RA Soundbar has it too, Atmos theoretically means you'll be able to hear, say birds chipping from above or a plane moving from over your head into the distance like it would be in a natural environment.

Has Dts:x

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that allows filmmakers to place and move individual sounds around your listening space, giving you a theater-like audio experience.

More like Dolby Atmos as it aims to create a multi-dimensional sound that "places you at the center of the action", it differs from Dolby Atmos by the required speaker configuration. LG SP11RA Soundbar has DTS:X

Has Chromecast Built-In

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

Chromecast built-in is a technology that allows you to stream entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet, or laptop, straight to the Chromecast-enabled device.

Has Airplay

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screens, videos, and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles, or present your slideshows easily on your device.

Both the LG SP11RA Soundbar and the Sonos Arc have airplay.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen (14) different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for much better sound quality. Sonos Arc supports Dolby digital plus

LG SP11RA Soundbar supports Dolby digital plus as well.

Supports Dolby Digital

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.

LG SP11RA Soundbar too supports Dolby digital.

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sonos Arc

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Sonos Arc.

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