Samsung HW-Q800T vs LG SN5Y review

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Samsung HW-Q800T vs LG SN5Y comparison chart

Samsung HW-Q800T vs LG SN5Y review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
LG SN5Y

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-Q800T vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 8.2, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q800T and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 and SN5Y has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 400 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q800T for audio features and specs, but the LG SN5Y received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q800T can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q800T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q800T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SN5Y. As in the HW-Q800T, so in the SN5Y there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q800T at 9 out of 10, while the SN5Y was rated 8/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q800T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q800T. The HW-Q800T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q800T was rated 10/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over LG SN5Y

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
LG SN5Y

Model

HW-Q800T
SN5Y

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

1048
168

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

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
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-Q800T
LG SN5Y
Samsung HW-Q800T
LG SN5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 6LG SN5Y

Samsung HW-Q800T competitors

LG SN5Y competitors