Sony HT-X8500 vs LG S95QR review

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Sony HT-X8500 vs LG S95QR review

Sony HT-X8500
vs
LG S95QR

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-X8500 vs LG S95QR comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-X8500 was rated 6, while the LG S95QR has a rating 8.8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-X8500 has 2.1 and S95QR has 9.1.5. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Sony HT-X8500. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Sony HT-X8500 for audio features and specs, but the LG S95QR received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

The S95QR can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the S95QR. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-X8500 versus 2/1 HDMIs in the LG S95QR. As in the HT-X8500, so in the S95QR there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-X8500 at 8 out of 10, while the S95QR was rated 9/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the S95QR provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The same score of 10/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over LG S95QR

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG S95QR over Sony HT-X8500

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

Product

Sony HT-X8500
LG S95QR

Model

HT-X8500
S95QR

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
9.1.5

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

520 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

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
2/1

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
119.8x6.3x13.4/47.2x2.5x5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.1
5.1/11.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Sony HT-X8500
LG S95QR
Sony HT-X8500
LG S95QR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 8.8
  • 6Sony HT-X8500
  • 8.8LG S95QR