Samsung HW-S40T vs LG S90QY review

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Samsung HW-S40T vs LG S90QY review

Samsung HW-S40T
vs
LG S90QY

It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-S40T vs LG S90QY because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-S40T has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8 for S90QY.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-S40T has 2.0 versus 5.1.3 for the LG S90QY. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-S40T versus 440 (overall) W for the S90QY. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-S40T got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG S90QY 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the S90QY.

Connectivity

Only the LG S90QY can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-S40T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG S90QY. Only the S90QY supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-S40T received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the HW-S40T. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the S90QY has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the S90QY. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-S40T got a rating of 5, and LG S90QY 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over LG S90QY

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control

Advantages LG S90QY over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Product

Samsung HW-S40T
LG S90QY

Model

HW-S40T
S90QY

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

235
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1.3

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
440 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5
119.8x6.3x13.4/47.2x2.5x5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.2
5.1/11.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-S40T
LG S90QY
Samsung HW-S40T
LG S90QY

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  • 5
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  • 5Samsung HW-S40T
  • 8LG S90QY

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