LG SN6Y vs Samsung HW-T650: Compare and Contrast


Overall, Samsung HW-T650 performs slightly better than LG SN6Y. It produces wider soundstage with focused sound. This means sound will come from a specific location. It creates pleasant virtual soundfield with DTS Virtual: X. This bar is packed with multiple options and sound modes that you can choose to alter the sound. LG SN6Y is an impressive soundbar which loud and clear dialogs. It has bass and treble options so if you think the sound is bass-heavy, you can tweak and change it. It performs the best with music, but movies or podcasts are handled with ease. The soundbar can loud and supports basic connection ports. Overall, these two models are some of the best affordable soundbars for mixed usage.

Pros
  • Supports high-res audio
  • AI sound Pro
  • LG thinq to control other smart devices
  • Bass Blast+ enhances the low ends
  • Supports night mode.
Cons
  • No Chromecast and Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Bluetooth multiconnection
  • Affordable
  • Average surrounds
  • Clearer vocals
  • Multiple EQ
Cons
  • No voice support
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Advance Comparison

Model

LG SN6Y 3.1 Ch Soundbar

Samsung HW-T650 3.1Ch Soundbar

Brand Name

LG

SAMSUNG

Rating
Mixed Usage
7.6
7.7
SOUND QUALITY
7.3
7.7
BASS ACCURACY :
7.5
7.8
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
8.5
9.1
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
7
6.6
BUILD QUALITY :
7.5
7.5
GENERAL
Number of Channel
3.1 Channel
3.1 Channel
Placement Type
Table-top , Wall-mountable
Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type
Subwoofer Feature
Separate Subwoofer
Separate Subwoofer
Rear Speaker
N/A
N/A
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
High Volume ( > 92db )
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
1
1
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux)
None
None
RCA Ports
No
No
USB Port
1 USB Port
1 USB Port
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 more than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is more 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 )
No dedicated or alternative channel for surround content. So it downmixes surround content to stereo.
No dedicated or alternative channel for surround content. So it downmixes surround content to stereo.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ):
Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is little bit more than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is over 92 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is little bit less than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is more then 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency
Here no visible latency via ARC (20 ms) and Optical (64 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (60 ms).
Here no visible latency via ARC (20 ms) and Optical (16 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (-45 ms).
Audio Enhancement Features:
Digital Room Correction:
N/A
N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode:
Yes
Yes
Equilizer Options:
Presets
Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thump & Punch of sound)
Yes
Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio)
Yes
Yes
Surround Level Adjustment:
N/A
N/A
Virtual Surround Effect:
Yes
Yes
Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)
eARC Standard
N/A
N/A
Dolby Atmos
N/A
N/A
Dolby Digital
Yes
Yes
Dolby Digital Plus
N/A
Yes
DTS
Yes
Yes
DTS: X
N/A
N/A
Dolby True HD ( eARC only )
N/A
N/A
DTS- HD MA (eARC only)
N/A
N/A
5.1 PCM ( eARC only )
N/A
N/A
Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):
Dolby Atmos :
N/A
N/A
DTS:X :
N/A
N/A
Dolby Digital :
Yes
Yes
Dolby Digital Plus:
N/A
Yes
DTS :
Yes
Yes
Dolby TrueHD :
N/A
N/A
DTS-HD MA :
N/A
N/A
5.1 PCM
Yes
N/A
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 bar is made of plastic, with a metal grille covering the front side. The front of the subwoofer is covered in fabric.
The bar is made of plastic, with a metal grille in the front to help protect the drivers. The sub is made of wood. The fabric covered the speaker, that could easily get dirty or damaged.
Color
Black
Black
Soundbar Width
41.7" (106.0 cm)
38.5" (97.8 cm)
Soundbar Height
2.2" (5.6 cm)
2.2" (5.6 cm)
Soundbar Depth
3.4" (8.6 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
Subwoofer Width
7.1" (18.1 cm)
8.1" (20.6 cm)
Subwoofer Depth
11.5" (29.2 cm)
11.9" (30.2 cm)
Drivers Specs
Tweeter Size and Type :
Dome (2)
1.5" Dome (3)
Midrange Size & Types:
None
3.25 x 1.5" Cone (3)
Woofer Size & Type :
Cone (3)
none
Subwoofer Driver
6.5
6.5" Cone
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Comparatives Review


Best Features LG SN6 Soundbar:

LG SN6Y uses AI Sound Pro that adjusts audio based on content type. It can detect the type of input and automatically switch to that one. It has LG ThinQ option with which you can control LG ThinQ compatible home appliances (refrigerator, washing machine, etc).

Best Features of Samsung HW-T650 Soundbar:

Samsung T650 soundbar has Smart Sound but changes the sound based on the type of program you are watching. It has Surround sound mode that improves the spaciousness in audio around the user.

LG SN6Y vs Samsung HW-T650: Compare and Contrast

  • How well it is built

You can easily pair an LG SN6Y with larger than 50” screen sizes. It is a sleek and standard design. It is made of plastic and covered in metal grille. Subwoofer has fabric on front with metal grille and plastic body. Build quality is pretty good.

Samsung HW-T650 is made of plastic and covered in metal grille. It comes with a subwoofer that is made of wood and covered fabric. Build quality is good and the design is simple.

  • How good does it sound

LG SN6Y has a wide soundstage and impressive stereo separation. The 6.5” wireless subwoofer produces adequate thump and rumble. DTS Virtual: X creates a virtual soundfield that surrounds the user from all sides. You will love to hear the 3-dimensional sound as you watch any content. It has balanced mid-range; vocals are intelligible and loud.

The soundbar can get loud enough to produce room-filling sound for large audience. It can be paired with SPK8-S Rear Speakers to create 5.1 sound system. High-resolution audio sound similar to the original files. You can use it for all types of contents but movies or shows with heavy dialogues is where it shines the most.

Similar to LG SN6Y, Samsung HW-T650 uses DTS Virtual: X that delivers 3D audio with height effects. However, the performance will not be as premium as from Dolby Atmos soundbar. Movies are enjoyable will an independent center channel. Vocals are loud and clear. While playing games, the crosstalk cancellation method eliminates noisy sounds.

Bass from 6.5” subwoofer produces rich and deep bass. You can purchase separate surround speakers SWA-8500S to create even more powerful sound. The soundstage is broader and sound production is pure. You can easily place them in large rooms. Music and movies are handled well but if you seek height effects, you need to look for a Dolby Atmos soundbar.

  • What are the connection ports

LG SN6Y has 1 HDMI in and 1 out, optical and Bluetooth options for connecting devices. The ports are ample as you can connect Blu-ray player, console, and others. You can connect TVs wirelessly via Bluetooth.

This is same for Samsung HW-T650. Other available ports are HDMI IN and out, optical, and USB.

  • How to control the bar

LG SN6Y comes with a small yet user-friendly remote control. It supports HDMI CEC so you will be able to use TV remote to control basic functions of the bar. There is a mobile app as well but only for android It offers different settings like sound levels, Bass Blast+, auto volume, night mode and DRC.

Samsung HW-T650 comes with a remote control but there is no app. In case you own a Samsung TV, you can use the TV remote to control basic options of the bar. There are several sound modes like Surround Sound Expansion, Smart Mode, Game mode, Standard mode. It also has several audio settings including AV Sync, Equalizer, Subwoofer level, DRC, Turn-on volume.

LG SN6Y Soundbar: Pros & Cons

Pros

Cons

  • Supports hi-res audio
  • Impressive DTS sound
  • Easy setup
  • LG ThinQ
  • Can get very loud
  • Doesn’t support Dolby Atmos

Samsung HW-T650 Soundbar: Pors & Cons

Pros

Cons

  • Ideal for large rooms
  • Rich bass
  • EQ presets available
  • Neutral sound
  • Doesn’t have room correction feature

Parting Words:

Samsung HW-T650 encourages you to play games as it comes with Game mode sound option. However, unlike LG SN6Y, it doesn’t have auto volume or night mode options. It produces a balanced sound and works well for most contents.

LG SN6Y is larger than Samsung soundbar. It uses AI to optimize sound. It delivers life-like and room filling sound. You won’t find versatile features like Chromecast, Apple Airplay or Wi-Fi in these models. You can expand these soundbars by purchasing additional rear speakers. Control options are good and remote is user-friendly. Compared to cost, the performance of these bars is outstanding.

FAQ:

Which size soundbar should I choose for my TV?

If you have a large soundbar like 75”, you shouldn’t choose a small soundbar like 23”. Choose a bar that measures 40”.

Should I go for additional rear speakers?

Whether you choose LG SN6Y or Samsung HW-T650, you have the option to choose rear speakers. if you have the space and budget, we suggest you to go for the speakers. Since the cost of the bars aren’t much, you can easily save for the additional speakers today or tomorrow.

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