Home theater

LG OLED + Sonos

Updated Dec 2021 · RSS

When I moved to New York I ended up selling my black Sonos Play:1's and Sub, as well as leaving my TV and Playbar in my house that I rented out. I loved that setup but thought my New York apartment would be smaller and have more neighbors, so I didn't necessarily need a subwoofer or the most capable soundbar. I knew I loved the Sonos system, I just wanted to downsize a bit.

I went with the new Alexa-enabled Sonos Beam sound bar and two paired rear Play:1s with Sonos Stands. All in white to match a few other accents in my room, along with the lighter floors. I also have another Play:1 in my bathroom and the Sonos One in my bedroom. It's just so easy to play music to any or all of the Sonos speakers with Spotify and other music services.

As for the TV, I was happy to retired my older 1080p 65" Sony TV when I moved. At the time it felt like it was too early to go 4K in terms of the content available. But now in 2019 with a plethora of 4K content available and the 4K Apple TV, it felt like the right time.

This time I went with an OLED TV instead. I opted for the just-released-at-the-time 65" LG C9. It's ridiculously thin, so thin that I had someone come over to help me unbox and mount the stand as I was worried I would crack it.

Why OLED? OLED TVs have extremely high contrast levels, deep blacks and vibrant colors. The downside of OLED displays is that they are not as bright as LED-backlit TVs, making it less than ideal for viewing in bright rooms, and the potential for screen burn-in. I weighed the pros and cons and decided to proceed with OLED regardless. I've had it for a few months now and absolutely love it.

LG OLED65C9PUA C9 Series 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2019)


Super thin, 65" 2019 model

Sonos Beam, the smart, compact soundbar for TV, music, and more.

Sonos Beam

smart, compact soundbar with Alexa

Joren TV Stand by Rove Concepts - ash wood and white lacquer

Joren media console

by Rove Concepts

The new Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K

Siri remote, 32GB

SONOS PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music

Sonos Play:1

2 for rear satellites

Pair of Sonos Stands for Play:1 and One

Sonos stands

White, hides wires