LG’s Premium Soundbar ‘fires up’

The popularity of the soundbar continues to rise, and the LG S95QR Premium Soundbar will be at the forefront of the company’s 2022 home audio solutions. The flagship speaker matches the 810W output power with a wide range of features that, combined with premium content, promise impressive sound for home theater, music and gaming enthusiasts.

As a 9.1.5-channel device, the S95QR has five upfiring channels – three on the soundbar itself and two on the separate rear speakers. With these many uplifting speakers, the S95QR should produce a larger and more comprehensive sound image. It has helped with the support of Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. There is also IMAX Enhanced audio, which creates three-dimensional audio, although this only works with IMAX-compatible content.

Compared to LG’s similar models from last year, the S95QR Premium Soundbar benefits from new speaker drivers, speaker chambers and subwoofer, all of which are combined to increase performance. The wireless rear speakers now have a combined six channels: four front-firing and two up-firing.

Wireless WOWCAST

When we talk about wireless, LG says that it has improved the receiver in the soundbar, so you get more flexibility when you place the subwoofer, and the stable connection should minimize drops or delays in the sound.

LG now also offers a WOWCAST Wi-Fi dongle (optional) to enable lossless multi-channel audio streaming, so there is no drop in sound quality when walking wirelessly (and no ugly cables). The inclusion of Meridian Audio Horizon technology in Music Mode allows it to upmix two-channel audio to 7.1 channels for what LG calls “realistic surround acoustic sound”. And for gamers, the VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) features can help ensure that the sound is played in sync with the action on the screen.

Of course, the S95QR works with the great voice assistants so you can operate it and control the streaming of music without a remote control. Additional smart features in the soundbar include advanced AI, which handles everything from room configuration to sound adjustments along the way to make content clear and lifelike.

Australian prices and availability of the LG S96QR soundbar need to be confirmed.

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