The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG GX vs LG S80QY that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, GX has a total rating of 6.5 out of 10 versus 7.8 for S80QY.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG GX has 3.1 versus 3.1.3 for the LG S80QY. The output power is different and equal to 420 (overall) W for the GX versus 350 (overall) W for the S80QY. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Spotify support is available on the S80QY.
Only the LG S80QY can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.
App control is available for the GX. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 10 points out of 10.