An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG SL5Y vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SL5Y has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 8.2 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SL5Y has 2.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. The output power is different and equal to 90 W for the SL5Y versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the HW-N950 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-N950.
Only the Samsung HW-N950 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SL5Y has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N950. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SL5Y received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-N950. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N950. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N950.
Only the HW-N950 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. The SL5Y supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround LG SL5Y got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.
The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price