LG SN8YG vs Samsung HW-N950 review

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LG SN8YG vs Samsung HW-N950 review

LG SN8YG
vs
Samsung HW-N950

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG SN8YG vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SN8YG has a total rating of 6.8 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. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SN8YG has 3.1.2 versus 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. The output power is different and equal to 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SN8YG got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 9 for its 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 SN8YG 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 SN8YG received a rating of 8/10 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 SN8YG got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over LG SN8YG

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

Product

LG SN8YG
Samsung HW-N950

Model

SN8YG
HW-N950

Brand

LG
Samsung

Reviews

40
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

3.1.2
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

440 (overall)
512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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

1/1
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

104 x 5 x 10.1/41.7 x 2.2 x 4.7
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.7
8.8/19.4

Other

Release year

2020
2018
LG SN8YG
Samsung HW-N950
LG SN8YG
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 8.6
  • 6.8LG SN8YG
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950