LG SN11RG vs Samsung HW-N950 review

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LG SN11RG vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison chart

LG SN11RG vs Samsung HW-N950 review

LG SN11RG
vs
Samsung HW-N950

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG SN11RG vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SN11RG has a total rating of 7.5 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. 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 7.1.4. The output power is different and equal to 770 (overall) W for the SN11RG 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 9 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-N950.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SN11RG has 2/1 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 SN11RG received a rating of 9/10 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-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. For multichannel surround LG SN11RG got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over LG SN11RG

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

Product

LG SN11RG
Samsung HW-N950

Model

SN11RG
HW-N950

Brand

LG
Samsung

Reviews

19
106

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

7.1.4
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

770 (overall)
512 (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

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
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

142.2 x 5 x 12.7/56.8 x 2.5 x 5.8
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.9
8.8/19.4

Other

Release year

2020
2018
LG SN11RG
Samsung HW-N950
LG SN11RG
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 8.6
  • 7.5LG SN11RG
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950