An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-J355 vs LG SN6Y comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 6.2 for SN6Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.
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 3.1 for the LG SN6Y. The output power is different and equal to 120 W for the HW-J355 versus 420 (overall) W for the SN6Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-J355 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SN6Y - wireless. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-J355.
Only the Samsung HW-J355 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SN6Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-J355 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN6Y. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 4, and LG SN6Y 5 out of 10.