The Samsung HW-S40T vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-S40T 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. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-S40T has 2.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-S40T versus 300 (overall) W for the HT-X9000F. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-S40T got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its 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. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the HT-X9000F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-S40T received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available for the HW-S40T. 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-S40T got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.