The Samsung HW-R550 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-R550 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HW-R550 versus 300 (overall) W for the HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-R550 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. 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.
Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-R550 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.