Samsung HW-T550 vs LG SC9S review

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Samsung HW-T550 vs LG SC9S comparison chart

Samsung HW-T550 vs LG SC9S review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
LG SC9S

The Samsung HW-T550 vs LG SC9S comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the LG SC9S has a rating 6.4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (overall) versus 310 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. 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. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the HW-T550, so in the SC9S there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-T550 at 6 out of 10, while the SC9S was rated 7/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SC9S provides a device control 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 LG SC9S over Samsung HW-T550

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
LG SC9S

Model

HW-T550
SC9S

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

3970
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

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
310 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

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
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
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

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
97.5x6.3x12.4/38.4x2.5x4.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
4.1/9.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-T550
LG SC9S
Samsung HW-T550
LG SC9S

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 6.4LG SC9S

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