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.
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.
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.
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. For multichannel surround LG SN8YG got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.