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Best bang-for-the-buck Dolby Atmos soundbar for LG OLED 55C9

I have the LG OLED 55 C9 and was wondering what the best bang-for-the-buck Dolby Atmos soundbar I can get to accompany it? I'm not an audiophile in any way but would love to get the best soundbar that would not cost me an arm and a leg. Is it always best to get one with HDMI eARC support? I don't use any AVR's and my main A/V source is an Nvidia Shield TV 2019 Pro. I would love to have those wireless rear speakers and perhaps a sub together with the main soundbar.

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I have the LG OLED 55 C9 and was wondering what the best bang-for-the-buck Dolby Atmos soundbar I can get to accompany it? I'm not an audiophile in any way but would love to get the best soundbar that would not cost me an arm and a leg. Is it always best to get one with HDMI eARC support? I don't use any AVR's and my main A/V source is an Nvidia Shield TV 2019 Pro. I would love to have those wireless rear speakers and perhaps a sub together with the main soundbar.
What is your budget? I wouldn't focus on Atmos too much as reflected height effects are pretty hit or miss.

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What is your budget? I wouldn't focus on Atmos too much as reflected height effects are pretty hit or miss.
I guess I want to keep it to a $1000 maximum but if it makes sense I can be flexible.

Based on all the reviews I've heard and watched, the Atmos feature of these soundbars isn't just a gimmick. I mean, sure you won't feel the same effect as compared to when you have dedicated ceiling speakers but with a small space like a condo I guess an Atmos soundbar set is the closest that I can get to a true Atmos experience.

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I guess I want to keep it to a $1000 maximum but if it makes sense I can be flexible.

Based on all the reviews I've heard and watched, the Atmos feature of these soundbars isn't just a gimmick. I mean, sure you won't feel the same effect as compared to when you have dedicated ceiling speakers but with a small space like a condo I guess an Atmos soundbar set is the closest that I can get to a true Atmos experience.

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Sonos ARC....$799.00, so popular might take a month to get it...
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Sonos ARC....$799.00, so popular might take a month to get it...
Right. I know its reviews are good but without a dedicated woofer and satellite speakers for that price, I wasn't too much keen about it. Any particulars as to why you recommend it though?

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Right. I know its reviews are good but without a dedicated woofer and satellite speakers for that price, I wasn't too much keen about it. Any particulars as to why you recommend it though?

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I heard from many people who either just got into using Sonos products and have got the ARC that they are pleased with it alone because it provides a lot. It has 11 speakers in it.
Another good thing about Sonos products is that you can add additional pieces when you like or if your space is small the ARC may be all you need.

I recommend it because I do have it and it has lived up to the reviews that are on YouTube and other people experience from people on Reddit.

I think its worth every penny....
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I heard from many people who either just got into using Sonos products and have got the ARC that they are pleased with it alone because it provides a lot. It has 11 speakers in it.
Another good thing about Sonos products is that you can add additional pieces when you like or if your space is small the ARC may be all you need.

I recommend it because I do have it and it has lived up to the reviews that are on YouTube and other people experience from people on Reddit.

I think its worth every penny....

I see. How are you liking the bass though?
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I see. How are you liking the bass though?
The is really great and just the other day Sonos put out an update to improve the base.

People who only had the ARC noticed that the base was kinda muddle and Sonos was quick to put out an update to fix the issue.
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Samsung Q70R with wireless rear speakers.
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Well balanced sound. Upfiring Atmos. 97$ extra for the rear surrounds. Overall a good bang-for-buck Atmos setup. Comes with eARC (via firmware upgrade) for uncompressed audio passthrough/

If you wanna save some money and not have eARC, Vizio 5.1.2 options can also be considered.
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Not worth upgrading to the HW-Q90R?
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Definitely. Search for a good offer for Q90R.
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Is that a yes to my "not worth" question or a no? I know it's a confusing question.

How about the Q950T and Q900T, why are those super expensive? What do they offer that the Q90R doesn't have?

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Ive been going back and forth between sonos arc+sub and LG SN11RG. The sonos has a whole forum full of people complaining of harsh "tinny" sounding highs which has me leaning towards the LG which has really good reviews. Id definitely say the LG is better "bang for the buck"
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Is it always better to go with individual speakers and an AVR over a soundbar if space permits?

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