Samsung HW-Q80R vs LG SN8YG review

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Samsung HW-Q80R vs LG SN8YG review

Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
LG SN8YG

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q80R vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-Q80R versus 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the LG SN8YG 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q80R.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SN8YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q80R.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q80R over LG SN8YG

  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
LG SN8YG

Model

HW-Q80R
SN8YG

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

1601
25

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)
440 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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

2/1
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, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
104 x 5 x 10.1/41.7 x 2.2 x 4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
4/9.7

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Samsung HW-Q80R
LG SN8YG
Samsung HW-Q80R
LG SN8YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 6.8
  • 8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 6.8LG SN8YG

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