Sony HT-S40R vs Samsung Q600C review

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Sony HT-S40R vs Samsung Q600C comparison chart

Sony HT-S40R vs Samsung Q600C review

Sony HT-S40R
Samsung Q600C

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-S40R vs Samsung Q600C comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-S40R has a total rating of 5.2 out of 10 versus 5.6 for Q600C.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-S40R has 5.1 versus 3.1.2 for the Samsung Q600C. The output power is different and equal to 600 (overall) W for the HT-S40R versus 360 (overall) W for the Q600C. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HT-S40R has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the Q600C - wireless. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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


Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-S40R has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Samsung Q600C. 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 7/10.


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

Only the Q600C has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Q600C. For multichannel surround Sony HT-S40R got a rating of 8, and Samsung Q600C 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung Q600C over Sony HT-S40R

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Sony HT-S40R
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