Sony HT-S400 vs Samsung B550 review

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Sony HT-S400 vs Samsung B550 comparison chart

Sony HT-S400 vs Samsung B550 review

Sony HT-S400
Samsung B550

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-S400 vs Samsung B550 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-S400 was rated 4.4, while the Samsung B550 has a rating 4.6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 410 (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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

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


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-S400 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung B550. As in the HT-S400, so in the B550 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 7/10.


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-S400 or B550. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HT-S400 was rated 5/10, while the B550 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

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Sony HT-S400
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