Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-R550 review

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Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-R550 comparison chart

Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-R550 review

Sony HT-X9000F
vs
Samsung HW-R550

In this article, we will talk about Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-R550 comparison. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 7, while the Samsung HW-R550 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the HT-X9000F and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-R550.

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, 300 (overall) versus 320 (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 7 out of 10 in our ranking. The HT-X9000F can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-X9000F versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-R550. As in the HT-X9000F, so in the HW-R550 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.

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 is onboard the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-X9000F was rated 9/10, while the HW-R550 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Samsung HW-R550

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-R550

Model

HT-X9000F
HW-R550

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

234
1236

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)
320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

1
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
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3
89 x 5 x 7.6/35.6 x 2.2 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5
2.2/4.9

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-R550
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-R550

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 5
  • 7Sony HT-X9000F
  • 5Samsung HW-R550