Samsung HW-Q70T vs Sony HT-Z9F review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q70T vs Sony HT-Z9F comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q70T
8.2
Sony HT-Z9F
7.2
10
7

Samsung HW-Q70T vs Sony HT-Z9F review

Samsung HW-Q70T
vs
Sony HT-Z9F

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q70T vs Sony HT-Z9F that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q70T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HT-Z9F. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q70T has 3.1.2 versus 3.1 for the Sony HT-Z9F. The output power is different and equal to 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q70T versus 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F. 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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q70T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Sony HT-Z9F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q70T received a rating of 9/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the HW-Q70T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q70T. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q70T got a rating of 10, and Sony HT-Z9F 8 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70T over Sony HT-Z9F

  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q70T
Sony HT-Z9F

Model

HW-Q70T
HT-Z9F

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

664
311

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, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/0

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
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7
3.1/6.6

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-Q70T
Sony HT-Z9F
Samsung HW-Q70T
Sony HT-Z9F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 7.2
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q70T
  • 7.2Sony HT-Z9F

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