LG S65Q vs Bose Smart Soundbar 600

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Rating 5 5

S65Q vs Smart Soundbar 600 comparison chart

Overall
LG S65Q
5
Bose Smart Soundbar 600
8.4
4
9
Multichannel surround
6
6

LG S65Q vs Bose Smart Soundbar 600 review

LG S65Q
vs
Bose Smart Soundbar 600

Comparing LG S65Q and Bose Smart Soundbar 600, all pros and cons of devices become clear. Advantages have shown that Smart Soundbar 600 has advantages over S65Q mainly in terms of audio performance. According to the results of our comparison, S65Q received 5 points out of 10 possible, and Smart Soundbar 600 was rated 8.4 points.

Advantages LG S65Q over Bose Smart Soundbar 600

  • Separate subwoofer provided

Advantages Bose Smart Soundbar 600 over LG S65Q

  • Available the Apple Music service
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Supports object-oriented sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • Voice control supports
  • App for remote control
  • Built-in microphone

Audio features

The S65Q is rated 7 of 10 against 8 for the Smart Soundbar 600 according to the audio features rating.

S65Q
7
Smart Soundbar 600
8

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the S65Q and the Smart Soundbar 600.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the S65Q has 3.1 channels, while the Smart Soundbar 600 has 5.1.2 channels.

S65Q Smart Soundbar 600
Built-in channels3.15.1.2
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W330 (overall)N/A
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionshas nothas not

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. The S65Q comes with an external subwoofer. LG S65Q has the ability to handle wireless connections from an external subwoofer, while Bose Smart Soundbar 600 only has wired connections.

S65Q Smart Soundbar 600
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswired

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The multichannel sound reproduction capabilities of the soundbars were rated 6 out of 10.

S65Q
6
Smart Soundbar 600
6

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. Dolby Atmos surround sound support is implemented only in Bose Smart Soundbar 600.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is not implemented in any of the soundbars in this comparison.

S65Q Smart Soundbar 600
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual X

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.

S65Q
0
Smart Soundbar 600
10

The popular Spotify service is available on the Smart Soundbar 600.

S65Q Smart Soundbar 600
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notPandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: LG S65Q was rated 7 out of 10, and Bose Smart Soundbar 600 was rated 9 out of 10.

S65Q
7
Smart Soundbar 600
9

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Smart Soundbar 600.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The competitors in this comparison has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

S65Q Smart Soundbar 600
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output1/11/1
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Smart Soundbar 600 has its own remote control application. Only Bose Smart Soundbar 600 has a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

S65Q Smart Soundbar 600
Voice control
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

S65Q Smart Soundbar 600
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in100x6.3x10.4/39.4x2.5x4.169.3x5.6x10.3/27.3x2.2x4
Weight, kg/pounds2.9/6.43.1/6.9
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