It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-N850 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-N850 has a total rating of 8.6 out of 10 versus 8 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-N850 has 5.1.2 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850 versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-N850 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-N850 has 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL9YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-N850 got a rating of 9, and LG SL9YG 8 out of 10.