The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q950T vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 versus 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the LG SN8YG 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q950T.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q950T has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SN8YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.
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-Q950T.
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 Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and LG SN8YG 10 out of 10.