LG is finally release the 2022 soundbars It was introduced in January and it won’t be surprising to hear that you’ll pay a hefty price for the flagship model that’s catching on. The 9.1.5-channel S95QR (pictured above) costs $1,799 (sold for $1,499 at Amazon and LG) and featured a glowing center channel as well as a similar vertical wireless rear speaker. A subwoofer is also included. In theory, you should have better “viewing angles” with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound, as well as clearer dialog. You can also expect HDMI 2.1 pass-through (with variable refresh rate and low-latency auto mode for gamers) as well as larger woofers and greater speaker spacing. previous models.
You don’t have to spend that much to get some benefits. The 3.1.3-channel S80QY ($899) and 5.1.3-channel S90QY ($1,199) also pack an upward center speaker, and you can buy a $200 SPQ8 kit if you want rear speakers. The $599 S75Q 3.1.2 channel is available if you’re happy with the more conventional enhanced speaker layout and you can pay a relatively modest $399 for the S65Q ($250 at Amazon and LG) if you’re willing to skip vertical audio altogether.
Every soundbar offers Meridian Audio tuning, and most are compatible with Alexa and the Google Assistant. WiFi-connected models (S80QY and later) also support Wowcast audio dongles that deliver wireless uncompressed 7.1.4 channel audio.
These are not the most affordable options given their official prices. However, when it comes to sales, they will compete well with some best soundbars in their respective categories. Just think carefully about the S95QR. While LG has a center vertical speaker in its favor, Samsung’s equivalent HW-Q950A has an 11.1.4-channel setup for a similar price.
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