Sony HT-X8500 vs LG S80QY review

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Sony HT-X8500 vs LG S80QY review

Sony HT-X8500
vs
LG S80QY

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-X8500 vs LG S80QY that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HT-X8500 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 7.8 for S80QY.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-X8500 has 2.1 versus 3.1.3 for the LG S80QY. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-X8500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG S80QY 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the S80QY.

Connectivity

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.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over LG S80QY

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG S80QY over Sony HT-X8500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X8500
LG S80QY

Model

HT-X8500
S80QY

Brand

Sony
LG

Reviews

171
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1.3

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

350 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 9.9/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.8
110.7x55.1x25.6/43.6x21.7x10.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.1
4.4/9.9

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Sony HT-X8500
LG S80QY
Sony HT-X8500
LG S80QY

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 7.8
  • 6Sony HT-X8500
  • 7.8LG S80QY

Sony HT-X8500 competitors

LG S80QY competitors