It makes sense comparing Sony HT-Z9F vs Samsung HW-LST70T because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 6.4 for HW-LST70T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-Z9F has 3.1 versus 3.0 for the Samsung HW-LST70T. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F versus 210 (overall) W for the HW-LST70T. Only the Samsung HW-LST70T has a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-Z9F got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-LST70T 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Samsung HW-LST70T. Only the HT-Z9F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
App control is available for the HW-LST70T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-LST70T. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Only the HT-Z9F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F. For multichannel surround Sony HT-Z9F got a rating of 8, and Samsung HW-LST70T 5 out of 10.