It makes sense comparing LG SN9YG vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SN9YG has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 5.1.2. The output power is different and equal to 520 (overall) W for the SN9YG versus 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SN9YG got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-N850.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SN9YG has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SN9YG received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N850.
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 LG SN9YG got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-N850 9 out of 10.