LG - 2.1-Channel Hi-Res Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier - Black

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Enliven your home audio with this LG sound bar. It accommodates wireless surround speakers, letting you enjoy cinema-quality sound from the comfort of your home. The adaptive control feature of this LG sound bar automatically detects what you're playing, providing optimum levels whether your watching movies, cheering on sports teams or playing games.
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Overview

What's Included


  • LG 2.1-Channel Hi-Res Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (198 out of 225)

Features


High Resolution audio

Hear every last note with unprecedented clarity.

320W total system power

Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.

Wireless subwoofer

For deep, powerful bass.

Dolby Digital decoder

Reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience.

Bluetooth music streaming

Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).

Sleek appearance

Fits seamlessly along most HDTVs for a streamlined look.

Inputs

Includes 1 mini jack, 1 optical digital audio, 1 USB type A and 1 HDMI.

Outputs

Includes 1 HDMI.

Remote

Enables simple operation from a distance.

Supports a variety of file formats

Including WAV, WMA, MP3, FLAC, LPCM and OGG, so you can enjoy your favorite media.

Wall-mountable

With the included bracket.


Customer rating

4.4
88%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great soundbar; optional rears make it even better

    Posted
    SuspectZulu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    BLUF: If you aren't in the market for a full audio system setup (i.e., AV receiver plus speakers for 7.1/5.1, etc.), but want a great, easy, and cost-effective audio upgrade, this is the soundbar for you! It gets the job done with ease, and the system gets even better if you add in the optional rear speakers. I'm a happy customer that would purchase again! NOW for the full review: I have a some experience with speaker setups. In my old house, I personally ran wires behind drywall and in the attic to install a 600W 5.1 system. But I moved to another city for a job, and I was looking for a cheaper and easier solution for the time being. I decided on the SJ5Y for several reasons. (1) price, (2) good balance of price vs output (wattage per speaker), (3) ease of adding wireless, true surround speakers, (4) Dolby, DTS, and FLAC decoders, (5) connection options - HDMI in & out, optical, and bluetooth, and (6) it looks good and matches my LG TV. I was not looking for Chromecast, Apple, Spotify, Pandora or any other built-in applications with my soundbar. I have a phone and a game console, and between the two, I have convenient media streaming options covered. If you NEED those applications baked in, then look elsewhere. System setup is very simple. Plug in your cables between TV/SoundBar/Other media device, plug in your power, and then start listening! The subwoofer paired automatically without any prompting by me. Same for the rear speakers (item SPJ4). Distance from sub to soundbar is about 10 feet, and the rear to soundbar is about 20 feet. Once I downloaded and installed the updated firmware via USB, as well as threw out the pack-in optical cable and used a quality one, the system's sound interruptions stopped once and for all. On the 2.1 setup (No rear speakers): Sound quality is exceptional and clear for what it is - 60W per channel with a 200W Sub. Again, coming from a larger, more expensive 5.1 setup, I can tell the difference between output and range/fullness for the individual speakers. BUT, I was VERY IMPRESSED at what this system can do. This soundbar is easily able to fill the room. I have yet to even come close to maxing out the volume on this baby, and expect I never will. The Adaptive Sound Control (ASC) is my preferred sound mode for TV shows - it enhances voices very well - but I switch it over to BASS while listening to music to help get a more robust range of highs and lows. On the 4.1 setup (With rear speakers): I experimented with my game console outputting uncompressed 7.1 audio over HDMI. This awesome soundbar was able to handle all that data and push it out to the different channels superbly. So I am able to hear that wonderful behind-the-head zooming fly-by or ambient noise when the protagonist is in a crowded room. My movies and games sound wonderful; oh, how I had missed surround sound! For my movies and games, I usually change my sound mode to STANDARD. The CINEMA option is OK, but I think it tries to widen the sound field too much, causing some distraction for me. To those of you with an LG TV: in my experience, the LG SoundSync limits sound output to stereo from both front and back - not true surround sound. It is great to control the TV and sound with one remote, but not at the expense of true surround. Haven't been able to determine if this is simply a limit imposed by my TV or not, or my choice of connecting soundbar and TV with an optical cable, but once I turned Sound Sync off, the true rear channels returned to action.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better TV Sound less than Full System

    Posted
    taztonio
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've only had this for 2 days. I took a chance on it b/c of cost and for the a clean install. I would suggest you also read SuspectZulu review, as it is very detail. My Purpose: I have a media room upstairs with a 7.1 surround, but normally that room is only used for movies and video games. This system was for our family room connected to the kitchen. We are in there most days watching regular TV shows, listening to music channels and watching Football. Our 60" LG TV 60UH6035 (mounted over the fireplace) doesn't sound full especially with music. So I was looking for a soundbar that could fill this space with sound. There is no place to store a receiver next to the fireplace and we also didn't want floor speakers. Impression: The SJ5Y-S soundbar by itself sounds very thin. The speakers are small and at higher volumes its almost tin like. Once I added the rear speakers SPJ4-S the sound changed the rear sound is supportive but also brings everything closer. I cannot recommend the sound bar by itself but with the rear speakers its a good deal with adequate sound. Connection: This is my first time using a soundbar and was concerned about the connection and ease of use. So I bought a matching LG brand to make things more simple. I used the ARC HDMI ports and the system turns on/off with the TV/Sat equipment. It automatically turns on the sub/rear speakers. I believe most bars would work the same way. Would I purchase again: Yes, I would because of the rear speakers. The Sub is a little weak and has a fabric face instead of the floor facing ones. The sound feels like a cheap 5.1 system and that is a good thing for a soundbar with wireless rears. If I was only buying a sound bar I would recommend the JBL: JBLBAR21BLKAM as the JBL seems to have better sound projection and a more solid sound at higher volumes. Final Comment Honestly the wireless rears are amazing and make the system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality sound bar

    Posted
    JonU
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have been looking at sound bars for a while and finally went into Best Buy to purchase one during a sale. I looked at the Klipsh RS-6, which was on sale for $250, but then a Best Buy employee showed me this LG sound bar for $230. The Klipsh sounds better than the LG at low volumes but becomes tinny as the volume gets louder. The LG gets better as it gets louder, with powerful bass and incredible clarity. Movies that have good sound tracks like Sing or La La Land really shine. What really sold me on this soundbar is the ability to add the wireless rear speaker kit. With the extra speakers, the LG sounds significantly better than the Klipsh, boosted by the additional speakers and increased system wattage. I also like the amount of input options and eq. adjustablity that this soundbar has. I did notice that the mids get a little muddy when playing rock or metal over bluetooth. I was able to lessen the effect with some eq adjustments, but it is something to keep in mind if you plan to play that style of music through the soundbar. Part of the issue is that it is a soundbar and tries to create a surround sound effect that doesn't work as well for regular music files. Most other genres sounded quite good and rock still decent. I would definitely recommend this soundbar for the price range, especially if you can get the rear speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to LG TV

    Posted
    BestBuyer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Nice looking addition with pretty good sound and a versatile & decent sounding bass unit that can be placed just about anywhere near an outlet for power. Set-up was a breeze although the mounting brackets for the bar itself is noticeable if you look closely. Even better that the rear 3-piece unit came free as a gift with purchase which was also easy to set up, again, near an outlet for power. Aside from the mounting brackets, the control limits could be expanded (i.e. rear vol, tre, bass, etc) for more complete tonal control. Worth noting is the fact that the rear unit is not completely wireless. There is a wireless unit which receives its signal from the sound bar wirelessly and then wires go to each rear speaker from the wireless unit which needs access to an electrical outlet. Best used for small to medium rooms and/or rooms that can't easily be wired for a true surround sound system or someone who would rather not permanently install a hidden-wire system, rental for example, but desires rear surround.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound and easy to use

    Posted
    NS4701
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this sound bar to go with my new LG OLED C7 55". The sound bar is incredibly easy to connect. I plugged everything in, turned it on, it auto synced with the subwoofer then it was ready. Afterwards, I chose the LG TV function setting and my TV prompted to connect. One remote controls everything. When I turn off/on the TV, the sound bar will turn on as well. I bought the LG Wireless surround speaker kit to go with it (SPJ4-S) and these were just as easy to configure. I simply plugged the speakers into the subwoofer/receiver, and powered it on, the wirelessly synced with the main subwoofer and I didn't even have to do anything. The sound quality is amazing! I put on a couple movies and they were loud and very clear audio. I can hear things that I haven't been able to hear before with these speakers. Definitely recommend this sound bar, especially if you have an LG TV with sound sync.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    SJ5Y-S Mediocre

    Posted
    Gopi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Big story short - SH3K is far better than this. I compared this (bought for $229) with SH3K ($149), it failed in multiple aspects. I expected this to perform better but it didn't. It looks good, has better features - HDMI ARC, Optical, Bluetooth etc. The Bar - First impression - awesome. It had a very good mid range and treble. They reproduce sound very well. I'm all happy with the sound bar but not with the Sub. Virtual surround isn't as good as SH3K. The Sub - Muddy and hollow. There were few times it kind of disconnected and came back. It has voice interference, it acts as if it's an extra speaker which kills the Bar's performance. Also I can't feel the bass in low volume. May be the problem is it's smaller si ze compared to SH3K. It would have been better if they provided the same size. I do not recommend this. I would suggest you to buy SH3K - it's far better and you'd also same some dollars. You can thank me later!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds pretty good but need rear speaker kit

    Posted
    Monkey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Sound quality is pretty good but can notice it sounds like it's missing something. With just the 2 and 1 sound bar with subwoofer i wasn't getting the full movie Cinema quality sound from it at all you really need to buy the LG rear speaker kit to go with it unfortunately to get full effects . I Wished I would have known that when I purchased my the lg 2in1 sound system cuz Best Buy was offering a great deal on the two and one sound bar and if you ordered the rear speaker kit at the same time as the 2 and 1 i could of saved even more the rear kit regular price is 129.00 but could of got it for only 59.00 if bought together. So i now have to pay more for them but got lucky cause bestbuy had sale on kit it was129.00 now was 79.00 so i bought them so that now my surround sound system will have that true movie cinema quality that i was looking for now my surround sound is completed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Sound Bar

    Posted
    Baryar
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    If you are looking for a sound bar for your room (excluding large rooms) - then look no further and just purchase this sound bar. I previously purchased the SJ4YS for one room (10X10) and it was just so great that I decided to purchase this model SJ5YS for our other bedroom (12X14) and we just enjoy it so much. The first thing you'll like about this sound bar the easiest set up (took less than 10 mins). Second, the vocals from your TV are very crispy clear. Thirdly, the surround sound is pretty good too (watched Moana on Netflix and you can hear the sound from different speakers depending on the scene. Note: If you are purchasing this sound bar or the other SJ4YS - please also get SPJ4-S surround speakers to the full effect. Just be watchful of best buy deals and they frequently are included for free with the sound bar. We got the surround speakers for both sound bars absolutely free. That is why Best Buy is Best.

    I would recommend this to a friend






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