If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the LG SL5Y vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The LG SL5Y was rated 4.5, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the SL5Y and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q70R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SL5Y has 2.1 and HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 90 versus 330 (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 8 out of 10 received the LG SL5Y for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q70R received 7 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HW-Q70R can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q70R. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SL5Y, so in the HW-Q70R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SL5Y at 6 out of 10, while the HW-Q70R was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q70R provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q70R equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SL5Y has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The SL5Y was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.
The Samsung HW-Q70R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q70R price