Sony HT-S350 vs Samsung HW-T550 review

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Sony HT-S350 vs Samsung HW-T550 review

Sony HT-S350
vs
Samsung HW-T550

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony HT-S350 vs Samsung HW-T550 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Sony HT-S350 was rated 5, while the Samsung HW-T550 has a rating 4.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T550.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. Soundbars have the same power - 320 (overall) W. 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 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-S350 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-T550 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-S350 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-T550. As in the HT-S350, so in the HW-T550 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HT-S350 or HW-T550. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HT-S350 was rated 4/10, while the HW-T550 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Sony HT-S350
Samsung HW-T550

Model

HT-S350
HW-T550

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

1798
2901

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

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
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5
83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.4
1.8/4.6

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Sony HT-S350
Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-S350
Samsung HW-T550

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 5Sony HT-S350
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550

The Sony HT-S350 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-S350 price

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