Samsung HW-T550 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Dayton Audio BS36 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
0
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4
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5
inapplicable

Samsung HW-T550 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-T550 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 4.5.

Audio features

The Samsung HW-T550 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-T550 has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-T550 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the HW-T550 has Bluetooth support. Only the HW-T550 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HW-T550 received a rating of 6/10 versus 4/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

HW-T550
BS36

Brand

Samsung
Dayton Audio

Reviews

2901
55

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
has not

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
5.9/13.4

Other

Release year

2020
2013
Samsung HW-T550
Dayton Audio BS36
Samsung HW-T550
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4.5
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The Samsung HW-T550 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-T550 price

Samsung HW-T550 competitors

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