Samsung HW-S40T vs LG SN9YG review

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Samsung HW-S40T vs LG SN9YG comparison chart

Samsung HW-S40T vs LG SN9YG review

Samsung HW-S40T
vs
LG SN9YG

It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-S40T vs LG SN9YG 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 7 for SN9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source 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-S40T has 2.0 versus 5.1.2 for the LG SN9YG. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-S40T versus 520 (overall) W for the SN9YG. 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 SN9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the LG SN9YG 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 SN9YG. Only the SN9YG 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. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN9YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SN9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN9YG. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-S40T got a rating of 5, and LG SN9YG 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over LG SN9YG

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG SN9YG over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-S40T
LG SN9YG

Model

HW-S40T
SN9YG

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

235
18

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
520 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

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
has not

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

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

66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5
121 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.2
5.8/13.9

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-S40T
LG SN9YG
Samsung HW-S40T
LG SN9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T
  • 7LG SN9YG

Samsung HW-S40T competitors

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