LG SN9YG vs Sony HT-S400 review

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LG SN9YG vs Sony HT-S400 review

LG SN9YG
vs
Sony HT-S400

LG SN9YG vs Sony HT-S400 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SN9YG has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HT-S400.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SN9YG has 5.1.2 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-S400. The output power is different and equal to 520 (overall) W for the SN9YG versus 330 (overall) W for the HT-S400. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SN9YG got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sony HT-S400 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the LG SN9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SN9YG has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Sony HT-S400. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SN9YG received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SN9YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN9YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SN9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN9YG. For multichannel surround LG SN9YG got a rating of 10, and Sony HT-S400 5 out of 10.

Advantages LG SN9YG over Sony HT-S400

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

Product

LG SN9YG
Sony HT-S400

Model

SN9YG
HT-S400

Brand

LG
Sony

Reviews

18
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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

520 (overall)
330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

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
0/1

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, Dolby Dual mono

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

121 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.2 x 5.7
90.1x6.6x8.8/35.5x2.6x3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

5.8/13.9
2.2/5.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
LG SN9YG
Sony HT-S400
LG SN9YG
Sony HT-S400

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.4
  • 7LG SN9YG
  • 4.4Sony HT-S400

LG SN9YG competitors

Sony HT-S400 competitors