LG SN6Y vs Sony HT-S40R review

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LG SN6Y vs Sony HT-S40R review

Sony HT-S40R

In this article, we will talk about LG SN6Y vs Sony HT-S40R comparison. The LG SN6Y was rated 6.2, while the Sony HT-S40R has a rating 5.2.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SN6Y has 3.1 and HT-S40R has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 420 (overall) versus 600 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SN6Y via wireless, but HT-S40R has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 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 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SN6Y versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Sony HT-S40R. As in the SN6Y, so in the HT-S40R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SN6Y at 8 out of 10, while the HT-S40R was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the SN6Y provides a device control application. The LG SN6Y 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 SN6Y or HT-S40R. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SN6Y was rated 5/10, while the HT-S40R received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN6Y over Sony HT-S40R

  • App control
  • Microphone
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