LG SL9YG vs Samsung HW-Q80R review

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Rating 5 5
LG SL9YG
vs
Samsung HW-Q80R

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.

Audio features

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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the SL9YG. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

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Common

Product

LG SL9YG
Samsung HW-Q80R

Model

SL9YG
HW-Q80R

Brand

LG
Samsung

Reviews

254
436

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

4.1.2
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

500 (overall)
372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
2/1

HDMI ARC

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

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/13.9
8.7/19.4
LG SL9YG
Samsung HW-Q80R
LG SL9YG
Samsung HW-Q80R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 7.4LG SL9YG
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R

The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price