The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q70T vs LG S80QY that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q70T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 7.8 for S80QY.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q70T has 3.1.2 versus 3.1.3 for the LG S80QY. The output power is different and equal to 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q70T versus 350 (overall) W for the S80QY. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
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 Samsung HW-Q70T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG S80QY. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q70T received a rating of 9/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q70T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q70T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q70T.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 10 points out of 10.