Am I insane or is LG for not including any output connections on this new of a TV ?
Come on LG this is really disappointing. The speaker quality is poor at best.
Is there any work around other than soldering better speakers in place of the tin cans LG installed?
Given the limited space inside the TV and the limited power using different speakers isn't likely to make much of an improvement even if you can find speakers that fit.
You can connect a speaker to line level converter to the wires that go to the internal TV speakers. That will give you an analog audio output that you can connect to the aux input of any soundbar or HTS.