LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-T550 review

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LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-T550 comparison chart

LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-T550 review

LG SN10YG
vs
Samsung HW-T550

I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-T550 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG SN10YG was rated 7.2, while the Samsung HW-T550 has a rating 4.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone for the SN10YG and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T550.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SN10YG has 5.1.2 and HW-T550 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 570 (overall) versus 320 (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. Rate 8 out of 10 received the LG SN10YG for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-T550 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SN10YG. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SN10YG versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-T550. As in the SN10YG, so in the HW-T550 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SN10YG at 9 out of 10, while the HW-T550 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the SN10YG provides a device control application. The LG SN10YG equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SN10YG. The SN10YG can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SN10YG was rated 10/10, while the HW-T550 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN10YG over Samsung HW-T550

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

LG SN10YG
Samsung HW-T550

Model

SN10YG
HW-T550

Brand

LG
Samsung

Reviews

7
3970

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

570 (overall)
320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
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

Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142.2 x 5 x 12.7/56.8 x 2.5 x 5.8
83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.9
1.8/4.6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG SN10YG
Samsung HW-T550
LG SN10YG
Samsung HW-T550

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 4.5
  • 7.2LG SN10YG
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550

LG SN10YG competitors

Samsung HW-T550 competitors