Samsung HW-N950 vs LG SLM4R review

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Samsung HW-N950 vs LG SLM4R comparison chart

Samsung HW-N950 vs LG SLM4R review

Samsung HW-N950
vs
LG SLM4R

Samsung HW-N950 vs LG SLM4R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-N950 has a total rating of 8.6 out of 10 versus 5.2 for SLM4R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, function, 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 for the LG SLM4R. The output power is different and equal to 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950 versus 420 (overall) W for the SLM4R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-N950 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the LG SLM4R 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-N950.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-N950 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N950 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-N950 received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N950. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N950.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N950 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-N950 got a rating of 7, and LG SLM4R 5 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over LG SLM4R

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N950
LG SLM4R

Model

HW-N950
SLM4R

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

106
0

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, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
4.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

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

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
0/0

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

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
89 x 5 x 7.6/35.1 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

8.8/19.4
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Samsung HW-N950
LG SLM4R
Samsung HW-N950
LG SLM4R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 5.2
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950
  • 5.2LG SLM4R