Samsung HW-LST70T vs Sony HT-A7000 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-LST70T vs Sony HT-A7000 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-LST70T
6.4
Sony HT-A7000
8
10
4

Samsung HW-LST70T vs Sony HT-A7000 review

Samsung HW-LST70T
vs
Sony HT-A7000

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-LST70T vs Sony HT-A7000 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-LST70T has a total rating of 6.4 out of 10 versus 8 for HT-A7000.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-LST70T has 3.0 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-A7000. The output power is different and equal to 210 (overall) W for the HW-LST70T versus 500 (overall) W for the HT-A7000. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-LST70T got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-A7000 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-LST70T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/1 of the Sony HT-A7000. Only the HT-A7000 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-LST70T received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-LST70T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-LST70T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-LST70T.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-A7000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-A7000. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-LST70T got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-A7000 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-LST70T over Sony HT-A7000

  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Sony HT-A7000 over Samsung HW-LST70T

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-LST70T
Sony HT-A7000

Model

HW-LST70T
HT-A7000

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

3
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

210 (overall)
500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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

1/0
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

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 12.7 x 5/48 x 5.5 x 2.1
130x8x14.2/51.2x3.2x5.5

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/14.8
8.7/19

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-LST70T
Sony HT-A7000
Samsung HW-LST70T
Sony HT-A7000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 8
  • 6.4Samsung HW-LST70T
  • 8Sony HT-A7000