Sony HT-Z9F vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

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Sony HT-Z9F vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

Sony HT-Z9F
vs
Samsung HW-Q60T

The Sony HT-Z9F vs Samsung HW-Q60T comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 7.2, while the Samsung HW-Q60T has a rating 5.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-Z9F and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-Q60T.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-Z9F has 3.1 and HW-Q60T has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 360 (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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HT-Z9F can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-Z9F. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-Z9F versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q60T. As in the HT-Z9F, so in the HW-Q60T there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-Z9F at 8 out of 10, while the HW-Q60T was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q60T provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-Z9F may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-Z9F. The HT-Z9F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-Z9F was rated 8/10, while the HW-Q60T received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over Samsung HW-Q60T

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60T over Sony HT-Z9F

  • App control
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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Samsung HW-Q60T

Model

HT-Z9F
HW-Q60T

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

311
664

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
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

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.3 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
3.1/7.5

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sony HT-Z9F
Samsung HW-Q60T
Sony HT-Z9F
Samsung HW-Q60T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 5.5
  • 7.2Sony HT-Z9F
  • 5.5Samsung HW-Q60T

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price

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