Samsung HW-S40T vs LG SC9S review

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Samsung HW-S40T vs LG SC9S comparison chart

Samsung HW-S40T vs LG SC9S review

Samsung HW-S40T
vs
LG SC9S

The Samsung HW-S40T vs LG SC9S comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-S40T was rated 5, while the LG SC9S has a rating 6.4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-S40T has 2.0 and SC9S has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 310 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Samsung HW-S40T. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

The SC9S can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SC9S. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-S40T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SC9S. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SC9S. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-S40T at 6 out of 10, while the SC9S was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SC9S. The SC9S can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The same score of 5/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over LG SC9S

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG SC9S 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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Common

Product

Samsung HW-S40T
LG SC9S

Model

HW-S40T
SC9S

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
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
310 (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
97.5x6.3x12.4/38.4x2.5x4.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.2
4.1/9.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-S40T
LG SC9S
Samsung HW-S40T
LG SC9S

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.4
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T
  • 6.4LG SC9S