LG SN11RG vs Samsung HW-Q950T: Side by Side Review


After comparing LG SN11RG and Samsung HW-Q950T, Samsung HW-Q950T is the clear winner in the competition. Samsung HW-Q950T has better sound production and build quality. You will also get a number of advanced features when you purchase this Samsung HW-950T soundbar. Samsung HW-950T offers 9.1.4 channels whereas LG SN11RG offers only 7.1.4. Channels. The center and surround sound feature of Samsung soundbar is more profound and better for mixed usage.

Pros
  • Q-symphony
  • Wireless TV pairing
  • SmartThings app
  • 3D ready
  • Great dynamics
Cons
  • Expensive

Advance Comparison

Model

LG SN11RG

Samsung HW-Q950T

Brand Name

LG

SAMSUNG

Rating
Mixed Usage
8.7
7.7
SOUND QUALITY
8.2
8.4
BASS ACCURACY :
8.4
8.4
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
9.3
8.1
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
9.8
6.3
BUILD QUALITY :
8
7.5
GENERAL
Number of Channel
7.1.4 Channel
9.1.4 Channel
Placement Type
Table-top , Wall-mountable
Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type
Wireless
Wireless
Subwoofer Feature
Separate Subwoofer , Wireless Subwoofer
Separate Subwoofer , Wireless Subwoofer
Rear Speaker
Yes
Yes
Central Channel Speaker
Yes
Yes
Audio Enhancement Features
Yes
Yes
HDMI input/output
Yes
Yes
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux)
N/A
N/A
Loudness
Moderate ( ± 80db)
High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty
12 months Months
12 months Months
Connectivity:
Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink )
1 Optical Audio Input
1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC
1 (shared)
1 (shared)
HDMI Out
1 (shared)
1 (shared)
Full HDMI In
2
1
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux)
None
None
RCA Ports
No
No
USB Port
1 USB Port
None
Ethernet Jack
No
No
Audio Quality ( Tested )
Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy
Frequency deviation is more than standard deviation (3.4 dB). But fair enough for small room.)
Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games)
Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is less than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is less than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage)
audio seems to be coming from a more accurate pinpoint location
audio seems to be coming from a more accurate pinpoint location
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel )
It has dedicated center channel speaker and Total Harmonic Distortion of center channel @80dB is less than standard value(>0.7). So soundbar produce more clear and accurate audio of the dialogue in movies.
It has dedicated center channel speaker and Total Harmonic Distortion of center channel @80dB is less than standard value(>0.7). So soundbar produce more clear and accurate audio of the dialogue in movies.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel )
Dedicated Rear channel speaker produce discrete surround sound like tower speaker
Dedicated Rear channel speaker produce discrete surround sound like tower speaker
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ):
Dynamic Range Compression @ Standard Volume (80 dB) is less than standard deviation (<2 dB).
Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is more than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is less then 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency
Here no visible latency via ARC (28 ms) and Optical (8 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (35 ms).
Here no visible latency via ARC (46 ms) and Optical (45 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (93 ms).
Audio Enhancement Features:
Digital Room Correction:
Yes
N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode:
Yes
N/A
Equilizer Options:
Presets
Graphic + Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thump & Punch of sound)
Yes
Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio)
Yes
Yes
Surround Level Adjustment:
Yes
Yes
Virtual Surround Effect:
Yes
Yes
Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)
eARC Standard
Yes
Yes
Dolby Atmos
Yes
Yes
Dolby Digital
Yes
Yes
Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
Yes
DTS
Yes
Yes
DTS: X
Yes
Yes
Dolby True HD ( eARC only )
Yes
Yes
DTS- HD MA (eARC only)
Yes
Yes
5.1 PCM ( eARC only )
Yes
Yes
Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):
Dolby Atmos :
Yes
Yes
DTS:X :
Yes
Yes
Dolby Digital :
Yes
Yes
Dolby Digital Plus:
Yes
Yes
DTS :
Yes
Yes
Dolby TrueHD :
Yes
Yes
DTS-HD MA :
Yes
Yes
5.1 PCM
Yes
Yes
Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):
Dolby Digital :
Yes
Yes
DTS :
Yes
Yes
Build Material
Enclosure
Sealed(Bar),Ported(Sub)
Sealed (bar),Ported (sub)
Finish
The soundbar, subwoofer and the satellites are all mostly made from good quality plastic its makes them feel solid and robust. This bar and satellites have metal grilles to protect speakers, which makes them feel a bit more premium.
The bar and the satellites have a similar build with solid and premium quality plastic as well as metal grilles to protect the drivers inside. The sub is made of wood.
Color
Black
Black
Soundbar Width
56.8" (144.2 cm)
43.7
Soundbar Height
2.5" (6.3 cm)
2.3
Soundbar Depth
5.8" (14.7 cm)
4.7
Subwoofer Width
8.7" (22.1 cm)
8.2
Subwoofer Depth
12.3" (31.2 cm)
15.9
Drivers Specs
Tweeter Size and Type :
Dome (3)
Dome (3)
Midrange Size & Types:
Cone (4)
Cone (12)
Woofer Size & Type :
Cone (3)
None
Subwoofer Driver
6.5
8
Other

Comparatives Review


Best Features of Samsung HW-Q950T:

Samsung maintains its lead in the 3D audio soundbar with the Q950T. It combines Samsung's usual intimidating power with enhanced pinpoint accuracy and vibrancy by offering 14 separate sound channels. The soundbar's default playback modes are Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, but there are three refining modes available for 'enhancing' other audio content.

Best Features of LG SN11RG Soundbar:

Changing inputs is simple enough using the compact but well-designed remote control, and the LCD display of the bar makes it simple to see all the modes. Although its sound profile is slightly boomy, it is generally neutral and suitable for a wide range of audio content. However, there are a variety of sound enhancing capabilities, including multiple EQ profiles, if you want a different sound. 

Samsung HW-Q950T Soundbar: Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

  • Boomy and Powerful audio production
  • Sound profile is profound and well balanced
  • Bluetooth and Wireless connectivity features
  • There is no auto sound calibration system

LG SN11RG Soundbar: Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

  • Supports Dolby Atmos and high channels that delivers immersive audio experience
  • At high volume sound doesn’t crack
  • Dimensional and profound audio
  • Audio clarity is messy
  • Distortion of sound at high volume
  • Costly

Build Quality: LG SN11RG Vs Samsung HW-Q950T

Samsung HW-Q950T is the clear winner in the competition between the two soundbars. Samsung HW-Q950T’s channel count is more than LG SN11RG being 9.1.4 channel setup. 

Q950T has slanted hard plastic frames at the sides and a relatively streamlined appearance. There is a finely woven black material covering the front and top. The Samsung Q950T is one of the biggest soundbars on the market and has one of the wider dimensions at 48.4" long. The problem is that it fell short of LG SN11Rg. Still the largest soundbar available is the LG SN11RG.

Winner: Samsung HW-Q950T

LG SN11RG Vs Samsung HW-Q950T: Audio Features

LG SN11RG and Samsung HW-Q950T are both soundbars with active amplification and don’t have a subwoofer. The stereo frequency response is better in Samsung HW-Q950T than LG SN11rg soundbar. 

 When it comes to center speaker sound Samsung soundbar and LG sound bar both can produce loud music. The difference is that the center speaker of Samsung HW-Q950T is better and louder than LG SN11RG.

Winner: Samsung HW-Q950T

LG SN11RG Vs Samsung HW-Q950T: Additional Features

In the debate of EQ sound enhancement feature, LG SN11RG is ahead of Samsung HW-Q950T. Samsung HW-Q950t doesn’t have any Room Correction  or Night mode feature that LG SN11RG possesses. But in Samsung HW-K950 you get Multiroom feature that you don’t get in LG SN11RG

Winner: Samsung HW-Q950T

LG SN11RG Vs Samsung HW-Q950T: Connectivity

The connectivity features on the LG SN11RG and Samsung HW-Q950T are nearly same. Both of them have two HDMI In ports, which serve as their primary inputs. Most audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X are supported by all of their HDMI IN connections.

Both of them already offer PCM 5.1, but the HW-Q950T has the restriction that the center channel cannot be played when using 5.1 PCM files. The SN11RG is unique in that it also contains a USB port that enables direct playback of USB files. The Samsung HW-Q950T, on the other hand, does not support USB data.

Winner: LG SN11RG soundbar

Final Verdict:

After we have analyzed the core features of both the soundbars, the conclusion is that the Samsung Soundbar HW-Q950T is the better one. LG SN11RG and Samsung HW-Q950T are expensive. If we compare Samsung HW-Q950T sells at less price point than LG SN11RG. Keeping the overall performance and price point in mind we have come to this conclusion.

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