The LG SL9YG vs Samsung HW-Q80R comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The LG SL9YG was rated 7.4, while the Samsung HW-Q80R has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the SL9YG and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q80R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SL9YG has 4.1.2 and HW-Q80R has 5.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 500 (overall) versus 372 (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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 8 out of 10 in our ranking.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the SL9YG. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SL9YG versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q80R. As in the SL9YG, so in the HW-Q80R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The same score of 7/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price