This was my second soundbar. If you want to skip the long review, jump in to the bottom for the conclusion:
Why only LG? I was perfectly happy with my first LG SH7B soundbar which I use it for my LG 49” TV (4k active HDR). I bought this second one for my Samsung 70” 4K SUHD TV. Although, I was satisfied with my first one, I thought to give it a shot for Samsung Soundbar since I was going to use it for Samsung TV. I tried comparable Samsung soundbar (although it cost me more than LG SH7B), but the sound quality was still better with this LG soundbar. I also tried several Demos in Best Buy stores and still chose this product. The only brand could compete with this was Klipsch but I didn’t like its design n shape. Comparable Klipsch models were bulky and ugly looking (sort of old time design). Vizio, Samsung, were out of my equition by now. Not comparing with Bose or Other higher end brand as it wouldn’t be a fair comparison since those cost >$700-1000 vs this was $200-350 range.
Important point to mention: for any non LG TV, you want to use HDMI cable to connect the sound bar with tv if you expect to change the volume with your original TV remote. (Best Buy associates and even Magnolia Associate were wrong telling me it’s not competible bcoz you are using two different brand but that’s not true.) truth is what cable you use to commect the sound bar with your TV. If you use, optical cable, than you can’t change the volume with TV remote but you must use the soundbar remote. This was even true for Samsung soundbar. However, my LG TV remote simulates with this soundbar even if I use optical cable. The best bet is to use HDMI cable to avoid any confusion or frustration for any brand soundbar for any brand TV.
Now, how was the performance?
The sound quality was absolutely amazing! It made me feel like sitting in a theatre. You will feel every punch and nodes of the sound, weather it’s a Chevy Silvarado truck commercial, kids animated cartoon movies, drama series, Reality TV shows or even HD movies. This sound bar had the best quality sound in Cinema mode. You can adjust the bass, treble, and sub woofer effect as you like. It turn auto on and off when you do so with only for your TV. No connectivity problems or frustration with wireless subwoofer. I never had a problem my soundbar picking up the random pop ups or sound from neighbors music or etc etc...
I had at least dozens of guests ask me what soundbar I use.
Long story short: the sound quality was crisp, clear, yet full of all the sound effects. Overall best quality sounds and exceeded expectations with comparable other brand models. No connectivity issue. This sound bar would turn your TV’s harsh and flat sound into the premium quality sound- at least it did in my case!! (Everyone has their own definition for premium quality sound).