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A Review By Comparison of the Samsung Hw Q800B Vs. Lg Sp11Ra Soundbar

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   6 minute read
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LG SP11RA Soundbar

LG SP11RA Soundbar

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Reasons why you might like the LG SP11RA Soundbar

Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1440 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc
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Samsung HW Q800B

Samsung HW Q800B

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Reasons why you might like the Samsung HW Q800B

Overall Score 5.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1110 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features LG SP11RA Soundbar Samsung HW Q800B
DESIGN width 1,440mm 1,110mm
height 63mm 60mm
weight 7,200g 5,100g
volume 13,272.71cm³ 7,992cm³
thickness 146mm 120mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 5.1.2only
audio output power 11x50w
has aac
CONNECTIVITY has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 3only 2only
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5
supports wi-fi
hdmi version v2.1
has s/pdif out port
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with google assistant
compatible with alexa
has spotify connect
has dolby atmos
has dts:x
has chromecast built-in
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

LG SP11RA Soundbar 1,440mm
Samsung HW Q800B 1,110mm

Samsung HW Q800B has a width of 1,110mm. A soundbar's width indicates the horizontal dimension of a soundbar, soundbars are often designed to fit the width of TVs or slightly close.

LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 1,440mm is wider than the Samsung HW Q800B by mm

Height

LG SP11RA Soundbar 63mm
Samsung HW Q800B 60mm

Samsung HW Q800B measures to a height of 60mm. The height represents the vertical dimension of a device, soundbars are usually designed as slim as it can be to beautifully fit in a space.

LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 63mm rises higher than the Samsung HW Q800B with a difference 3mm

Weight

LG SP11RA Soundbar 7,200g
Samsung HW Q800B 5,100g

The Samsung HW Q800B weighs 5,100g. We recommend a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to shift around the space. Lighter home appliances are advantageous, as it makes transportation easier, even say for many other kinds of products.

LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 7,200g is heavier than the Samsung HW Q800B by g. Often a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to switch the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should aim to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Volume

LG SP11RA Soundbar 13,272.71cm³
Samsung HW Q800B 7,992cm³

The quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the product's body or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies. Samsung HW Q800B takes up 7,992cm³, it is important to know the space that the soundbar takes up to confirm that it would fit with ease into the available space next to your other gadgets.

LG SP11RA Soundbar's volume is 13,272.71cm³ meaning it occupies lesser space than the Samsung HW Q800B with a difference of cm³

Thickness

LG SP11RA Soundbar 146mm
Samsung HW Q800B 120mm

The depth of Samsung HW Q800B is 120mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its space occupied by the surface area(length by width)

LG SP11RA Soundbar has a thickness of 146mm, meaning that it is thicker than the Samsung HW Q800B by 26mm

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B 5.1.2only

For surround sound channels, you'll come across figures in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number shows the number of main speakers, the second number shows the number of subwoofers, and the third number if available shows the total of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are commonly placed on the ceiling of the room containing the soundbar, but they may also just be upward-facing speakers within the soundbar.

Samsung HW Q800B having a sound output value of 5.1.2 means that it has 5 main speakers, 1 subwoofer and 2 "height" speaker

Audio Output Power

LG SP11RA Soundbar 11x50w
Samsung HW Q800B

The LG SP11RA Soundbar has an audio output power of 11x50W, this is based on the sum of speakers and their power in watts. It is the power the LG SP11RA Soundbar speakers can "comfortably" be loaded.

To get a better understanding of how loud any speaker can get, there are other aspects to look at such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

Has Aac

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

Samsung HW Q800B supports AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It transfers 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.

Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung HW Q800B will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well

The LG SP11RA Soundbar supports AAC too. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.

Connectivity

Has An Hdmi Output

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

The Samsung HW Q800B has an HDMI output port, devices with an HDMI port can connect HD audio.

LG SP11RA Soundbar too has HDMI port by which it outputs "feed" audio into inputs of other digital devices, that can receive and process these signals.

Hdmi Ports

LG SP11RA Soundbar 3only
Samsung HW Q800B 2only

Samsung HW Q800B has 2 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you can connect at the same time numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar has 3 HDMI ports, meaning that the LG SP11RA Soundbar got 1 more ports than the Samsung HW Q800B

Has Bluetooth

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

Samsung HW Q800B has Bluetooth, a wireless technology that enables you to seamlessly transfer data between different compatible devices.

Both the LG SP11RA Soundbar and the Samsung HW Q800B have Bluetooth, which allows both devices to support data exchange with compatible devices that are in close range using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.

Bluetooth Version

LG SP11RA Soundbar v5
Samsung HW Q800B

LG SP11RA Soundbar has a Bluetooth version of 5

Supports Wi-Fi

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Samsung HW Q800B can connect to Wi-Fi.

LG SP11RA Soundbar too can connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Hdmi Version

LG SP11RA Soundbar v2.1
Samsung HW Q800B

LG SP11RA Soundbar has an HDMI version of 2.1, newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

Has S/Pdif Out Port

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar and the Samsung HW Q800B have S/PDIF out ports

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

Before you needed to connect an optical cable from your TV to the optical input of an audio device on top of the already connected HDMI cable to play all audio through a soundbar, now with ARC you can easily connect all these at a go from a compatible HDMI socket on your TV to an HDMI ARC socket on your soundbar.

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) carries audio over HDMI. ARC is only capable of carrying compressed 5.1 audio, but eARC has higher bandwidth and can carry uncompressed 7.1 audio, as well as formats such as DTS:X and full bitrate Dolby Atmos. It is available on the Samsung HW Q800B

LG SP11RA Soundbar has the HDMI ARC/EARC

Compatible With Google Assistant

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

LG SP11RA Soundbar is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

Compatible With Alexa

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

Samsung HW Q800B is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.

Has Spotify Connect

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

Spotify Connect allows you to control the music playing on the soundbar from the Spotify app on another device when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Samsung HW Q800B has Spotify connect

LG SP11RA Soundbar too has Spotify connect

Has Dolby Atmos

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Samsung HW Q800B has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

LG SP11RA Soundbar has it too, Atmos theoretically means you'll be able to hear, say birds chipping from above or a plane moving from over your head into the distance like it would be in a natural environment.

Has Dts:x

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that allows filmmakers to place and move individual sounds around your listening space, giving you a theater-like audio experience.

More like Dolby Atmos as it aims to create a multi-dimensional sound that "places you at the center of the action", it differs from Dolby Atmos by the required speaker configuration. Samsung HW Q800B has DTS:X

LG SP11RA Soundbar too has DTS:X just remember to configure the speakers.

Has Chromecast Built-In

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

Chromecast built-in is a technology that allows you to stream entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet, or laptop, straight to the Chromecast-enabled device.

Has Airplay

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screens, videos, and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles, or present your slideshows easily on your device.

Both the LG SP11RA Soundbar and the Samsung HW Q800B have airplay.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen (14) different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for much better sound quality. Samsung HW Q800B supports Dolby digital plus

LG SP11RA Soundbar supports Dolby digital plus as well.

Supports Dolby Digital

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

Samsung HW Q800B supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.

LG SP11RA Soundbar too supports Dolby digital.

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

LG SP11RA Soundbar
Samsung HW Q800B

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Samsung HW Q800B.

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