LG SN9YG vs Sony HT-S40R review

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LG SN9YG vs Sony HT-S40R review

Sony HT-S40R

In this article, we will talk about LG SN9YG vs Sony HT-S40R comparison. The LG SN9YG was rated 7, 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 SN9YG has 5.1.2 and HT-S40R has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 520 (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 SN9YG via wireless, but HT-S40R has wired connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the LG SN9YG for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-S40R received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

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


Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SN9YG. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SN9YG versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Sony HT-S40R. As in the SN9YG, 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 SN9YG at 8 out of 10, while the HT-S40R was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the SN9YG provides a device control application. The LG SN9YG equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SN9YG. The SN9YG can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SN9YG was rated 10/10, while the HT-S40R received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN9YG over Sony HT-S40R

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