The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - KEF HTF7003 vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HTF7003 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG.
The KEF HTF7003 has the passive amplification type, the LG SN8YG - active. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the KEF HTF7003 has 3.0 versus 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HTF7003 versus 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The KEF HTF7003 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SN8YG 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the LG SN8YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the SN8YG has Bluetooth support. Only the SN8YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HTF7003 received a rating of 4/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the SN8YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN8YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SN8YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN8YG.