Samsung HW-J355 vs LG SL9YG review

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Samsung HW-J355
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LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-J355 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 7.4 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-J355 has 2.1 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 60 W for the HW-J355 versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-J355 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SL9YG - wireless. The Samsung HW-J355 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SL9YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-J355 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SL9YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 2, and LG SL9YG 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over LG SL9YG

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages LG SL9YG over Samsung HW-J355

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
LG SL9YG

Model

HW-J355
SL9YG

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

1070
25

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
6.3/13.9
Samsung HW-J355
LG SL9YG
Samsung HW-J355
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 7.4
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 7.4LG SL9YG

The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price