LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-Q950T

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Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

SN10YG vs HW-Q950T comparison chart

Overall
LG SN10YG
7.2
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
8
10
Multichannel surround
10
9

LG SN10YG vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

LG SN10YG
vs
Samsung HW-Q950T

Comparison of LG SN10YG and Samsung HW-Q950T will reveal the best features offered by the devices. HW-Q950T is a better soundbar than the SN10YG. Its sound profile is well-balanced and stereo performance is better. According to the results of our comparison, SN10YG received 7.2 points out of 10 possible, and HW-Q950T was rated 8.4 points.

Advantages LG SN10YG over Samsung HW-Q950T

  • We do not know advantages

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over LG SN10YG

  • Comes with 2 separate speakers
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Possible to create a multi-room system

Audio features

The SN10YG is rated 8 of 10 against 9 for the HW-Q950T according to the audio features rating.

SN10YG
8
HW-Q950T
9

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the SN10YG and the HW-Q950T.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the SN10YG has 5.1.2 channels, while the HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, LG SN10YG has 570 (overall) W, and 546 (overall) W has the competitor.

SN10YG HW-Q950T
Built-in channels5.1.29.1.4
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W570 (overall)546 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)02
Separate speaker connectionswirelesswireless

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. Both reviewed devices are equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

SN10YG HW-Q950T
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The SN10YG received rating 10 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the HW-Q950T, in the same category, earned 9 out of 10 points.

SN10YG
10
HW-Q950T
9

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we consider the models in terms of support for Dolby Atmos, then both soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is included in each of these soundbars.

SN10YG HW-Q950T
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHDDolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS HD, DTS Digital Surroundhas not

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.

SN10YG
0
HW-Q950T
6

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service is available on the HW-Q950T.

SN10YG HW-Q950T
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas nothas not

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: LG SN10YG was rated 9 out of 10, and Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8 out of 10.

SN10YG
9
HW-Q950T
8

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on both devices.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The competitors in this comparison has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

SN10YG HW-Q950T
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output2/12/1
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Both soundbars have a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. The HW-Q950T has the ability to use a multiroom system.

SN10YG HW-Q950T
Voice controlGoogle AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

SN10YG HW-Q950T
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in142.2 x 5 x 12.7/56.8 x 2.5 x 5.8122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
Weight, kg/pounds6.8/15.96.8/15.7
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