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.
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.
The S95QR can play audio from Spotify.
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.
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.
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.