Samsung HW-S40T vs LG S80QR review

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Samsung HW-S40T vs LG S80QR review

Samsung HW-S40T
vs
LG S80QR

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-S40T vs LG S80QR. The Samsung HW-S40T was rated 5, while the LG S80QR has a rating 8.4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-S40T has 2.0 and S80QR has 5.1.3. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 490 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Samsung HW-S40T. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-S40T for audio features and specs, but the LG S80QR received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

The S80QR can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the S80QR. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-S40T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG S80QR. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the S80QR. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-S40T at 6 out of 10, while the S80QR was rated 10/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-S40T provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the S80QR. The S80QR can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-S40T was rated 5/10, while the S80QR received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over LG S80QR

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control

Advantages LG S80QR over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Product

Samsung HW-S40T
LG S80QR

Model

HW-S40T
S80QR

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

235
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1.3

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
490 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5
100x6.3x13.4/39.4x2.5x5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.2
4.4/9.9

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-S40T
LG S80QR
Samsung HW-S40T
LG S80QR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5
  • 8.4
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T
  • 8.4LG S80QR