It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-N950 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-N950 has a total rating of 8.2 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-N950 has 7.1.4 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950 versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. 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. 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-N950 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 in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N950.
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 Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price