LG S80QR vs Klipsch Cinema 800

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S80QR vs Cinema 800 comparison chart

Klipsch Cinema 800
Multichannel surround

LG S80QR vs Klipsch Cinema 800 review

Klipsch Cinema 800

Comparing LG S80QR and Klipsch Cinema 800 makes sense because it shows what devices in their segment can offer. S80QR offers better sound and bass than its opponent - Cinema 800. According to the results of our comparison, S80QR received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Cinema 800 was rated 8.2 points.

Advantages LG S80QR over Klipsch Cinema 800

  • Comes with 2 separate speakers
  • Surround sound with DTS:X support

Advantages Klipsch Cinema 800 over LG S80QR

  • Voice control supports
  • App for remote control
  • Built-in microphone

Audio features

The S80QR is rated 8 of 10 against 6 for the Cinema 800 according to the audio features rating.

Cinema 800

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 S80QR and the Cinema 800.

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 S80QR has 5.1.3 channels, while the Cinema 800 has 3.1 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, LG S80QR has 490 (overall) W, and 800 (overall) W has the competitor.

S80QR Cinema 800
Built-in channels5.1.33.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W490 (overall)800 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)20
Separate speaker connectionswirelesswireless


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. Both reviewed devices are equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

S80QR Cinema 800
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

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 S80QR received rating 10 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the Cinema 800, in the same category, earned 8 out of 10 points.

Cinema 800

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. If we consider the models in terms of support for Dolby Atmos, then both soundbars can work with this technology.

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. The manufacturer has implemented DTS:X technology only in S80QR.

S80QR Cinema 800
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
DTS (other)DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services. The streaming services category rating is the same - 10 out of 10 points.

Cinema 800

The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars. The streaming audio from Pandora, SoundCloud, it is possible to listen to each of soundbars.

S80QR Cinema 800
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Other streaming servicesPandora, SoundCloudPandora, SoundCloud


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 S80QR was rated 10 out of 10, and Klipsch Cinema 800 was rated 8 out of 10.

Cinema 800

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 both devices.

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 S80QR has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the Cinema 800 got 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

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.

S80QR Cinema 800
Ethernet (RJ45)00
HDMI input/output1/12/1
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


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 Cinema 800 has its own remote control application. Only Klipsch Cinema 800 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.

S80QR Cinema 800
Voice control
App control
Remote control


S80QR Cinema 800
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in100x6.3x13.4/39.4x2.5x5.3121.9x7.3x8.6/48x2.9x3.3
Weight, kg/pounds4.4/9.99.9/22
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