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A Review By Comparison of the Sony Ht S100F Vs. Lg Sp11Ra Soundbar

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   5 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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Sony HT S100F

Sony HT S100F

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Reasons why you might like the Sony HT S100F

Overall Score 3.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 900 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features LG SP11RA Soundbar Sony HT S100F
DESIGN width 1,440mm 900mm
height 63mm 64mm
weight 7,200g 2,400g
volume 13,272.71cm³ 5,068.8cm³
thickness 146mm 88mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 2only
audio output power 11x50w
has bluetooth aptx
has aac
CONNECTIVITY has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 3only 1only
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5 v4.2
supports wi-fi
hdmi version v2.1
has s/pdif out port
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with google assistant
has spotify connect
has dolby atmos
has dts:x
has chromecast built-in
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

LG SP11RA Soundbar 1,440mm
Sony HT S100F 900mm

Sony HT S100F has a width of 900mm. A soundbar's width represents the horizontal measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are sometimes designed to match the width of TVs or slightly close.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 1,440mm is smaller in width than the Sony HT S100F by mm

Height

LG SP11RA Soundbar 63mm
Sony HT S100F 64mm

The Sony HT S100F measures to a height of 64mm. Height represents the vertical dimension of a soundbar, soundbars are mostly designed as slim as possible to beautifully complement a space.

LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 63mm is shorter than the Sony HT S100F with a difference -1mm

Weight

LG SP11RA Soundbar 7,200g
Sony HT S100F 2,400g

The Sony HT S100F weighs 2,400g. We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry around the space. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes their movement easier, and for many other types of products.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 7,200g is heavier than the Sony HT S100F with a difference g. Commonly a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should aim to purchase a less heavy soundbar.

Volume

LG SP11RA Soundbar 13,272.71cm³
Sony HT S100F 5,068.8cm³

The quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the soundbar or, to keep it simple, the space the product occupies. Sony HT S100F occupies 5,068.8cm³, it is important to know the space that the soundbar takes up just so as to confirm that it would fit with ease into the available space next to your other gadgets.

LG SP11RA Soundbar's volume is 13,272.71cm³ meaning it requires lesser space than the Sony HT S100F with a difference of cm³

Thickness

LG SP11RA Soundbar 146mm
Sony HT S100F 88mm

The thickness of Sony HT S100F is 88mm, to know the thickness of a device 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 Sony HT S100F by 58mm

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F 2only

When it comes to surround sound channels, you'll come across numbers in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number shows the number of main speakers, the second number shows the total of subwoofers, and the third number if available represents the sum of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are most times placed on the ceiling of the space containing the soundbar, but they may also just be upward-facing speakers within the soundbar.

The Sony HT S100F having a sound output value of 2 indicates that it has 2 main speakers

Audio Output Power

LG SP11RA Soundbar 11x50w
Sony HT S100F

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

To get a better understanding of how loud any speaker can get, there are other features to factor in such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

Has Bluetooth Aptx

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

Sony HT S100F supports BLUETOOTH APTX, a codec used to transmit audio wirelessly with Bluetooth.

Has Aac

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

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

Connectivity

Has An Hdmi Output

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

Sony HT S100F has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI or mini HDMI port can connect HD audio.

LG SP11RA Soundbar too has a High-Definition Multimedia Interface port through which it sends "feed" audio into inputs of other digital devices, which can process these signals.

Hdmi Ports

LG SP11RA Soundbar 3only
Sony HT S100F 1only

Sony HT S100F has 1 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you may simultaneously connect several devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar has 3 HDMI ports, meaning it got 2 more ports than the Sony HT S100F

Has Bluetooth

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

Sony HT S100F has Bluetooth, a wireless technology which allows you to seamlessly transfer data between different compatible devices.

Both the LG SP11RA Soundbar and the Sony HT S100F have Bluetooth, which means both devices to facilitate data exchange with compatible devices placed in close range using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.

Bluetooth Version

LG SP11RA Soundbar v5
Sony HT S100F v4.2

Sony HT S100F has a Bluetooth version of 4.2

LG SP11RA Soundbar has a Bluetooth version of 5, meaning LG SP11RA Soundbar has a higher version than the Sony HT S100F . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Supports Wi-Fi

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

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 LG SP11RA Soundbar can connect to Wi-Fi.

Hdmi Version

LG SP11RA Soundbar v2.1
Sony HT S100F

LG SP11RA Soundbar has an HDMI version of 2.1, newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

Has S/Pdif Out Port

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

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

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

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 to play all audio 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 Sony HT S100F

LG SP11RA Soundbar has the HDMI ARC/EARC

Compatible With Google Assistant

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

LG SP11RA Soundbar is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

Has Spotify Connect

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

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
Sony HT S100F

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. LG SP11RA Soundbar has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

Has Dts:x

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

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
Sony HT S100F

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
Sony HT S100F

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.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

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. LG SP11RA Soundbar supports Dolby digital plus

Supports Dolby Digital

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Sony HT S100F

Sony HT S100F 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.

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