LG SN9YG vs Samsung HW-N850 review

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LG SN9YG vs Samsung HW-N850 review

LG SN9YG
vs
Samsung HW-N850

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Samsung HW-N850 over LG SN9YG

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

LG SN9YG
Samsung HW-N850

Model

SN9YG
HW-N850

Brand

LG
Samsung

Reviews

18
34

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

520 (overall)
372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
2/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

121 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.2 x 5.7
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

5.8/13.9
8.1/18.7

Other

Release year

2020
2018
LG SN9YG
Samsung HW-N850
LG SN9YG
Samsung HW-N850

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 8.6
  • 7LG SN9YG
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N850