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    Default Soundbar Advice LG vs Polk

    Hi, need some assistance please deciding on a Soundbar for my recently acquired C7 OLED.

    Narrowed it down to the LG SJ9 or Polk Magnifi Max.
    Polks retail for around R9999 @Stax, sounds awesome but no Dolby Atmos support

    SJ9 is currently going for R7999 @Makro.

    Also will the builtin Netflix App on the C7 pass Atmos sound over ARC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFC View Post
    Hi, need some assistance please deciding on a Soundbar for my recently acquired C7 OLED.

    Narrowed it down to the LG SJ9 or Polk Magnifi Max.
    Polks retail for around R9999 @Stax, sounds awesome but no Dolby Atmos support

    SJ9 is currently going for R7999 @Makro.
    I believe the SJ9 is rated quite naff.

    Polk having rear speakers and also Chromecast built in seems a much better deal to me and the addition of rear speakers even in just 5.1 must surely give you a better sound stage than fake Atmos.

    To be honest I would buy either without a listen first. Would you buy a car without test driving it?

    I'd rather have BETTER sound in 5.1, than Atmos that sounds like ass.

    Also will the builtin Netflix App on the C7 pass Atmos sound over ARC?

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    Thanks @SauRoN

    Had a listen to both, was on the showroom floor though so difficult to judge.

    I suppose coming from a Logitech Z680 they should both sound good lol
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    LTT was impressed with the SJ9. I went with the Samsung HW-K950 because I wanted speakers at the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFC View Post
    Thanks @SauRoN

    Had a listen to both, was on the showroom floor though so difficult to judge.

    I suppose coming from a Logitech Z680 they should both sound good lol
    Still a better point of reference than you had before and if the difference was substantial enough should make it quite simple.

    Then you can turn to independent reviews for confirmation.

    Personally I would lean towards Polk purely from a brand history point of view (this owning an LG C7 myself) when it comes to sound.

    Also there is no benefit going LG with LG so don't fall for the "brands working together" trap. In fact I seem to remember some of these LG sound bars also having major lag issues with the C7.

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    Z-680's were great by the way and I'm often miffed I upgraded to the Z-5500's which actually weren't very well balanced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarBound View Post
    LTT was impressed with the SJ9. I went with the Samsung HW-K950 because I wanted speakers at the back.
    Samsung way over budget unfortunately, also i don't need the rears.

    Hopefully can get to listen to both in a closed room before deciding.
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    Sucks you guys don’t have Tafelberg up there.
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