LG SNC4R vs Samsung HW-S50A review

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LG SNC4R vs Samsung HW-S50A review

Samsung HW-S50A

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – LG SNC4R vs Samsung HW-S50A. The LG SNC4R was rated 5.2, while the Samsung HW-S50A has a rating 4.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the SNC4R and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the HW-S50A.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SNC4R has 4.1 and HW-S50A has 3.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 420 (overall) versus 40 (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. Rate 7 out of 10 received the LG SNC4R for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-S50A received 6 out of 10.

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. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-S50A. We rated the connectivity of the SNC4R at 6 out of 10, while the HW-S50A was rated 8/10.


The manufacturer of the SNC4R 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 SNC4R or HW-S50A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SNC4R was rated 5/10, while the HW-S50A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SNC4R over Samsung HW-S50A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control

Advantages Samsung HW-S50A over LG SNC4R

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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