If you’re looking to upgrade your home theater, adding a sound bar to your TV can enrich movie viewing. Your TV's built-in speakers are generally passable, but a sound bar can make a big difference. LG is one of the leaders in the home entertainment industry. Anyone who wants to stick with LG products will likely enjoy pairing with this sound bar with other LG home theater items like TVs and Blu-ray players.

The LG NB5541 sound bar comes with a wireless subwoofer to enhance the sound. The subwoofer adds a little more bass to this sound bar, however, some of the sound bars with included subwoofers sound a little better than this LG unit.

One of the main benefits of choosing this LG sound bar is it connects seamlessly with other LG equipment. If your home theater system already has LG pieces in it, the peripherals will connect better with each other than if they were different brands. Another convenient feature is that most likely you would only need one LG remote to control multiple pieces of equipment.

This sound bar will vastly improve your media’s sound compared to your TV's built-in speakers. However, compared to the best sound bar systems we reviewed, the sound quality falls a tad short. In other sound bar reviews, the sound was crisper and clearer. The LG lacked the depth we heard in some of the top-notch sound bars. The midrange noises from action movies weren’t particularly great, and some of the top sound bars outperformed the LG on background sounds and dialogue. This sound bar has clean sound, but it definitely lags behind other speakers in quality. It's also priced too high. Some sound bars from smaller manufacturers deliver better sound quality at about half the price.

The wireless sub is a step in the right direction. It helps enhance the sound of the simulated surround sound. LG also includes a number of connections on this sound bar. You can plug a multitude of devices into this sound bar and keep everything connected. An HDMI output allows you to connect high-end video players into the sound bar, and it has a video passthrough so you can display the richer content using the sound bar’s connection.

LG NB5541 Summary:

The LG NB5541 is a little underwhelming. The sound quality is decent but doesn't compare to the best sound bars on the market. This speaker set is convenient for customers who already have home theater equipment from LG because it plays nicer with LG products. The price is a little heftier than some other sound bars, so you’re not getting the best value. However, for the LG lover, this sound bar can really round out your home entertainment system.


LG NB5541

This sound bar connects well with other LG products.

The LG sound bar lacks real depth that the best sound bars provide.

The Verdict:

LG is an industry leader in home theater systems, and this sound bar can give you a more enriching entertainment experience.