Samsung HW-Q950T vs LG SN9YG review

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Samsung HW-Q950T vs LG SN9YG comparison chart

Samsung HW-Q950T vs LG SN9YG review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
LG SN9YG

It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-Q950T vs LG SN9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 7 for SN9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

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 5.1.2 for the LG SN9YG. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 520 (overall) W for the SN9YG. 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 SN9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q950T.

Connectivity

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 SN9YG. 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.

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-Q950T.

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 Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and LG SN9YG 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over LG SN9YG

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

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
LG SN9YG

Model

HW-Q950T
SN9YG

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

28
18

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
520 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/1

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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
121 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
5.8/13.9

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-Q950T
LG SN9YG
Samsung HW-Q950T
LG SN9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 7
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 7LG SN9YG