Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Sony HT-X9000F
7
4
2

Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-T550 has a total rating of 4.5 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.

Audio features

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-T550 versus 300 (overall) W for the HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-T550 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.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-T550 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, the HW-T550 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

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 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-T550 got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Samsung HW-T550

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

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

HW-T550
HT-X9000F

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

3970
234

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

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

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
1

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)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
2.5/5

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 4.5
  • 7
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 7Sony HT-X9000F