Samsung HW-S50A vs LG SN4Y review

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Samsung HW-S50A vs LG SN4Y review

Samsung HW-S50A

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-S50A vs LG SN4Y comparison. The Samsung HW-S50A was rated 4.8, while the LG SN4Y has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the HW-S50A and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN4Y.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-S50A has 3.0 and SN4Y has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 40 (overall) versus 400 (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

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


Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-S50A versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SN4Y. As in the HW-S50A, so in the SN4Y there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HW-S50A at 8 out of 10, while the SN4Y was rated 7/10.


The manufacturer of the SN4Y 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-S50A or SN4Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 6/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages LG SN4Y over Samsung HW-S50A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control
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