Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-CT800 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Sony HT-CT800
6.4
10
5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-CT800 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q950T and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (overall) versus 350 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q950T versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q950T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q950T equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q950T. The HW-Q950T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Sony HT-CT800

Model

HW-Q950T
HT-CT800

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

28
323

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
350 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
3/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-HD

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
2.8/6.1

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Samsung HW-Q950T
Sony HT-CT800
Samsung HW-Q950T
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 6.4
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 6.4Sony HT-CT800