Samsung HW-T550 vs LG SNC4R review

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Samsung HW-T550 vs LG SNC4R review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
LG SNC4R

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-T550 vs LG SNC4R. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the LG SNC4R has a rating 5.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T550 and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SNC4R.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-T550 has 2.1 and SNC4R has 4.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (overall) versus 420 (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 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-T550 for audio features and specs, but the LG SNC4R received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-T550. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SNC4R 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 support is not implemented in either the HW-T550 or SNC4R. 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.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over LG SNC4R

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages LG SNC4R over Samsung HW-T550

  • App control
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
LG SNC4R

Model

HW-T550
SNC4R

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

3970
9

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
4.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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

1/1
0/0

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 Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
89 x 5 x 7.6/35.1 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-T550
LG SNC4R
Samsung HW-T550
LG SNC4R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 5.2
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 5.2LG SNC4R

Samsung HW-T550 competitors

LG SNC4R competitors