Samsung HW-Q900T vs LG SN5Y review

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Samsung HW-Q900T vs LG SN5Y review

Samsung HW-Q900T

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-Q900T vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q900T was rated 8.2, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-Q900T and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q900T has 7.1.2 and SN5Y has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 406 (overall) versus 400 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q900T for audio features and specs, but the LG SN5Y received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q900T can play audio from Spotify.


Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q900T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q900T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SN5Y. As in the HW-Q900T, so in the SN5Y there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.


Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q900T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q900T. The HW-Q900T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q900T was rated 9/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q900T over LG SN5Y

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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