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