LG SN9YG vs Samsung HW-A550 review

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LG SN9YG vs Samsung HW-A550 comparison chart

LG SN9YG vs Samsung HW-A550 review

LG SN9YG
vs
Samsung HW-A550

The LG SN9YG vs Samsung HW-A550 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SN9YG has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 4.6 for HW-A550. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

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 Samsung HW-A550. The output power is different and equal to 520 (overall) W for the SN9YG versus 410 (overall) W for the HW-A550. 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 Samsung HW-A550 5 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. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. 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 Samsung HW-A550 6 out of 10.

Advantages LG SN9YG over Samsung HW-A550

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

Product

LG SN9YG
Samsung HW-A550

Model

SN9YG
HW-A550

Brand

LG
Samsung

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
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

520 (overall)
410 (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

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

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 Digital 2ch

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
DTS 2ch

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
86.1x5.5x8.3/33.9x2.2x3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

5.8/13.9
7.3/16.3

Other

Release year

2020
2021
LG SN9YG
Samsung HW-A550
LG SN9YG
Samsung HW-A550

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.6
  • 7LG SN9YG
  • 4.6Samsung HW-A550

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