l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-LST70T vs LG S80QR. The Samsung HW-LST70T was rated 6.4, while the LG S80QR has a rating 8.4.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-LST70T has 3.0 and S80QR has 5.1.3. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 210 (overall) versus 490 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Samsung HW-LST70T. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-LST70T for audio features and specs, but the LG S80QR received 8 out of 10.
Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-LST70T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG S80QR. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the S80QR. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-LST70T at 6 out of 10, while the S80QR was rated 10/10. The manufacturer of the HW-LST70T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-LST70T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-LST70T may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the S80QR. The S80QR can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-LST70T was rated 5/10, while the S80QR received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.