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LG S90QY Review

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The LG S90QY offers a premium listening experience at a premium price, with exceptional connectivity options and support for many audio formats.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG S90QY is a premium 5.1.3 channel speaker system that was launched in 2022. It supports Dolby Atmos content for immersive movie-watching, and its soundstage is wide enough for users to enjoy the experience of sound coming from multiple directions.

Its subwoofer can deliver a strong, thumpy bass output, but unlike most top-ranking speakers, it doesn’t ship with any satellite speakers.

It also delivers clear vocals thanks to its discrete center channel, and with extra features such as room correction, it can automatically configure its output based on the room size it is in.

Its wireless connectivity options are on par with some of the best soundbars on the market since users can stream music through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay, or Chromecast.

They’ll also be able to make many physical connections since the soundbar’s port selection includes three HDMI ports and one Optical Audio In port.

Best For

  • 5.1

  • LG

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG S90QY is a top-shelf 5.1.3 channel soundbar with rich bass for a thumpy, low-end response and accurate audio production with room correction on.

Vocals are clear and distinct, and this, plus Dolby Atmos Support, makes for a wide, immersive sound. Unfortunately, its missing graphic Equalizer severely limits sound customization.

Still, the soundbar offers a great stereo soundstage and has a low-tested 85ms ARC and Optical latency and a 75ms Full HDMI latency.

Ports include an Optical Audio in, a Full HDMI port, and a USB port. Wireless connectivity is also superb, with support for Bluetooth, WiFi, Apple AirPlay, and Spotify.

However, its surround sound performance is poor since it lacks discrete satellites. Overall, the S90QY is a soundbar that should satisfy even the pickiest listener.

ReasonS to Buy

  • The LG S90QY soundbar delivers impressive, theater-like sound quality
  • Good port selection
  • Subwoofer adds significant low bass range to the audio experience
  • Unboxing and configuring the soundbar is a hassle-free process
  • Sound quality rivals higher-priced brands, providing value for its cost
  • Many options for wireless connectivity
  • Wide-ranging audio format support
  • Dolby Atmos helps create immersive, spatial soundscapes
  • Remote control’s design and usability make navigating settings a breeze

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor surround sound performance
  • No graphic Eq for precise sound customization
  • No rear satellite speakers

LG S90QY Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth5.3"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.5"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels5.1.3
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight11.1 lbs
WidthWidth47.2"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Remote Control, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)54.17
High End Roll Off (Hz)15,342.664
Max Volume Test (db)92.3
Latency (ms)85
THD @ 80dB0.64

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Market Context

The LG S90QY is a premium 5.1.3 channel speaker system that was launched in 2022. It supports Dolby Atmos content for immersive movie-watching, and its…

The LG S90QY is a premium 5.1.3 channel speaker system that was launched in 2022. It supports Dolby Atmos content for immersive movie-watching, and its soundstage is wide enough for users to enjoy the experience of sound coming from multiple directions.

Its subwoofer can deliver a strong, thumpy bass output, but unlike most top-ranking speakers, it doesn’t ship with any satellite speakers.

It also delivers clear vocals thanks to its discrete center channel, and with extra features such as room correction, it can automatically configure its output based on the room size it is in.

Its wireless connectivity options are on par with some of the best soundbars on the market since users can stream music through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay, or Chromecast.

They’ll also be able to make many physical connections since the soundbar’s port selection includes three HDMI ports and one Optical Audio In port.

The LG S90QY ships with a HDMI cable, but not Digital Optical, while the LG SP9YA includes the Digital Optical, but misses out on the…

The LG S90QY ships with a HDMI cable, but not Digital Optical, while the LG SP9YA includes the Digital Optical, but misses out on the HDMI. Also worth noting is that the S90QY has one extra channel than the SP9YA, though the difference in sound output because of this is difficult to notice.

The LG S90QY is more capable of better surround sound performance than the LG S80QY since the S90QY is a 5.1.3 system, and the S80QY…

The LG S90QY is more capable of better surround sound performance than the LG S80QY since the S90QY is a 5.1.3 system, and the S80QY is a 3.1.3 channel speaker. The S90QY also allows owners to adjust its surround sound level, a feature that the LG S80QY does not possess. If you’re interested, feel free to read our LG S80QY review to see what else it has in store.

The LG S90QY can play audio content streamed through Chromecast, while the Samsung HW-Q800B cannot. In contrast, the HW-Q800B gets significantly louder than the S90QY…

The LG S90QY can play audio content streamed through Chromecast, while the Samsung HW-Q800B cannot. In contrast, the HW-Q800B gets significantly louder than the S90QY at max volume.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Depth

5.3"

5.7"

5.3"

4.7"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Energy Star Certified

No

Yes

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

2.5"

2.2"

2.5"

2.4"

Number of Audio Channels

5.1.3

3.1.3

5.1.2

Subwoofer

Included

Included

Included

Included

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Expert Score

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True Score

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