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 7.2 out of 10 versus 7.4 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. Both models support Google Play Music. 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 only on the SL9YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.
The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price