Samsung HW-N950 vs LG SL9YG review

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Samsung HW-N950
vs
LG SL9YG

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

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-N950.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over LG SL9YG

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Multi-room support

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N950
LG SL9YG

Model

HW-N950
SL9YG

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

103
25

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

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

Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

8.8/19.4
6.3/13.9
Samsung HW-N950
LG SL9YG
Samsung HW-N950
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 8.2Samsung HW-N950
  • 7.4LG SL9YG

The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price