JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 8.4 for HW-Q950T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 5.1 has 5.1 versus 9.1.4 for the Samsung HW-Q950T. The output power is different and equal to 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1 versus 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The JBL Bar 5.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q950T 9 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Samsung HW-Q950T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The JBL Bar 5.1 has 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/1 of the Samsung HW-Q950T. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q950T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q950T.
Only the HW-Q950T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-Q950T 9 out of 10.