Samsung HW-Q800T vs LG SP7R review

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Samsung HW-Q800T vs LG SP7R review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
LG SP7R

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q800T vs LG SP7R and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 8.2, while the LG SP7R has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q800T and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the SP7R.

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 SP7R has 7.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 580 (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 SP7R received 8 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 SP7R. As in the HW-Q800T, so in the SP7R 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 SP7R was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q800T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q800T 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 SP7R received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over LG SP7R

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

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
LG SP7R

Model

HW-Q800T
SP7R

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

1048
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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, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
580 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

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
1/0

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 Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
100x6.3x10.4/39.4x2.5x4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
3.2/7.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-Q800T
LG SP7R
Samsung HW-Q800T
LG SP7R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 5
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 5LG SP7R

Samsung HW-Q800T competitors

LG SP7R competitors