LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-S50A review

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LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-S50A comparison chart

LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-S50A review

LG SN10YG
vs
Samsung HW-S50A

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-S50A. The LG SN10YG was rated 7.2, while the Samsung HW-S50A has a rating 4.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone for the SN10YG and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the HW-S50A.

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-S50A has 3.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 570 (overall) versus 40 (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-S50A 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 0/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-S50A. As in the SN10YG, so in the HW-S50A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SN10YG at 9 out of 10, while the HW-S50A was rated 8/10. 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-S50A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN10YG over Samsung HW-S50A

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

Product

LG SN10YG
Samsung HW-S50A

Model

SN10YG
HW-S50A

Brand

LG
Samsung

Reviews

7
0

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
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

570 (overall)
40 (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
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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 5.1ch

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
DTS 5.1ch

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142.2 x 5 x 12.7/56.8 x 2.5 x 5.8
76.4x6.8x12.4/30.1x2.7x4.9

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.9
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
LG SN10YG
Samsung HW-S50A
LG SN10YG
Samsung HW-S50A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 4.8
  • 7.2LG SN10YG
  • 4.8Samsung HW-S50A

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