LG’s latest 800W Dolby Atmos soundbar is amazing

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In addition, there’s the issue of a budget.

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Dolby Atmos and DTS:X format support and up-firing center speakers are just a few features of LG’s new soundbars, which are meant to enhance your home theater experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X format support.

The flagship S95QR ($1,799), the S90QY ($1,199), the S80QR ($TBC), the S80QY ($899), the S75Q ($599), and the S65Q ($399) are among the six new variants. For its 810W total power output claim, LG’s S95QR soundbar appears to be the most intriguing model in its new portfolio, even though we haven’t had a chance to test it out yet.

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A wireless subwoofer and dedicated wireless rear surround speakers are included in the surround sound system’s 9.1.5-channel setup.

A brand-new up-firing center driver and two additional up-firing drivers in the wireless rears round out the S95QR soundbar’s array of height speakers. It’s believed that the S95QR’s richer bass notes would simulate a movie theater experience by using larger woofers than those seen in prior flagship models.

Besides the two up-firing drivers, the wireless rear speakers of the S95QR package have been enhanced with four front/side drivers. In addition to distributing sound more uniformly across a larger area, the new structure is believed to allow for more adjustable speaker placement for a more immersive sound experience, regardless of the room size.

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Power share

In order to have the best of both worlds, LG’s TV Sound Mode Share uses its OLED TV’s greater audio processing capabilities, but it relies on the richer-sounding soundbar drivers (and subwoofers, if present) to pump out the processed sound.

LG’s new soundbars, even if you don’t match one of them with one of its new TVs, have some impressive features. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats are supported by models ranging from the S95QR to the S75Q. Dolby Vision pass-through, HDMI 2.1, and auto low latency mode (ALLM) are all standard features on all models, and gamers who value in-sync onscreen action and audio can take use of these features. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility is also believed to have been improved.

Meridian Audio has tweaked the audio output of LG’s 2022 soundbar lineup, as it has done with several of its most recent soundbars. It also donated its Meridian Horizon technology, which transforms stereo sound from two channels into a multi-channel surround sound experience.

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With the addition of the Wowcast(opens in new tab) ($99) LG add-on, multi-channel audio can be streamed wirelessly from any HDMI ARC/eARC-enabled TV to LG soundbars that are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

It is possible to purchase any of these models directly from LG through the company’s website(opens in new tab). I’m eager to get my hands on the new S95QR and see how it stacks up against the greatest Dolby Atmos soundbars currently on the market.

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