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A Review By Comparison of the Samsung Hw Q990C 11.1.4Ch Soundbar Vs. Lg Sp11Ra Soundbar

Last updated on Feb 3, 2024   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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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Reasons why you might like the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

Overall Score 5.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1232 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features LG SP11RA Soundbar SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
DESIGN width 1,440mm 1,232mm
height 63mm 69.5mm
weight 7,200g 7,700g
volume 13,272.71cm³
thickness 146mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 11.1.4only
audio output power 11x50w 656w
has aac
CONNECTIVITY has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 3only 3only
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
warranty period 1years
usb ports 1only
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

LG SP11RA Soundbar 1,440mm
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 1,232mm

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has a width of 1,232mm. A soundbar's width represents the horizontal measurement of a device, soundbars are often designed to fit the width of television sets or slightly close.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 1,440mm is wider than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar by mm

Height

LG SP11RA Soundbar 63mm
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 69.5mm

The SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has a height of 69.5mm. Height represents the vertical measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are often designed as thin as it can be to beautifully complement a space.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 63mm is shorter than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar with a difference -6.5mm

Weight

LG SP11RA Soundbar 7,200g
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 7,700g

The SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar weighs 7,700g. We recommend a lower weight best for the reason that lighter soundbars 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.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar, at 7,200g weigh less than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar with a difference g. Commonly a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should aim to purchase a less heavy soundbar.

Volume

LG SP11RA Soundbar 13,272.71cm³
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the soundbar or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies. LG SP11RA Soundbar takes up 13,272.71cm³, it is important to know the space that the soundbar takes up just so as to confirm that it will easily fit in the space available next to your other gadgets.

Thickness

LG SP11RA Soundbar 146mm
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

The depth of LG SP11RA Soundbar is 146mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its space occupied by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 11.1.4only

When it comes to surround sound channels, you’re going to run across figures in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number shows the total of main speakers, the second number denotes the total of subwoofers, and the third number if available denotes the total of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are usually placed on the ceiling of the room containing the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-facing speakers inside the soundbar.

The SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar having a sound output value of 11.1.4 implies that it has 11 main speakers, 1 subwoofer and 4 "height" speaker

Audio Output Power

LG SP11RA Soundbar 11x50w
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 656w

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has an audio output power of 656W, basing on the number of speakers and their power in watts. It is the amount of power the soundbar speakers can be loaded with "comfortably".

To get a better understanding of how loud any speaker can get, there are other features to factor in such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

LG SP11RA Soundbar has an audio output power of 11x50W, it has a lower audio output power than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar with a difference W A higher audio output power means louder, clearer sounds however this is not the only factor to decide a soundbar's loudness.

Has Aac

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

LG SP11RA Soundbar supports AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.

Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the LG SP11RA Soundbar will work fine with your iPad. If you intend 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

Connectivity

Has An Hdmi Output

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has an HDMI output port, devices with an HDMI port can connect HD audio.

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

Hdmi Ports

LG SP11RA Soundbar 3only
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 3only

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 3 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you may simultaneously connect several devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

The LG SP11RA Soundbar has 3 HDMI ports, meaning both devices have an equal number of ports

Has Bluetooth

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has Bluetooth, a cable free technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices.

Both the LG SP11RA Soundbar and the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar have Bluetooth, which allows both soundbars to support data transfers with compatible devices placed in close range using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.

Bluetooth Version

LG SP11RA Soundbar v5
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

LG SP11RA Soundbar has a Bluetooth version of 5

Supports Wi-Fi

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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

The LG SP11RA Soundbar and the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar have S/PDIF out ports

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

LG SP11RA Soundbar has the HDMI ARC/EARC

Compatible With Google Assistant

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has Spotify connect

LG SP11RA Soundbar too has Spotify connect

Has Dolby Atmos

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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.

Both the LG SP11RA Soundbar and the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar have Chromecast built-in

Has Airplay

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar have airplay.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar supports Dolby digital plus

LG SP11RA Soundbar supports Dolby digital plus as well.

Supports Dolby Digital

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar.

Warranty Period

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 1years

The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has a warranty period of 1 years

Usb Ports

LG SP11RA Soundbar
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 1only

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices., SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 1 only

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