Samsung HW-N850 vs LG SLM4R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-N850 has a total rating of 8.6 out of 10 versus 5.2 for SLM4R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, volume down, volume up 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-N850 has 5.1.2 versus 4.1 for the LG SLM4R. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850 versus 420 (overall) W for the SLM4R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-N850.
Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N850 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-N850 received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N850. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N850.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-N850 got a rating of 9, and LG SLM4R 5 out of 10.