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-S40T vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-S40T was rated 5, 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-S40T and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.
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 SN5Y has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 400 (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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. 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 SN5Y. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SN5Y. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-S40T at 6 out of 10, while the SN5Y was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The LG SN5Y equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-S40T or SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 5/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.