Samsung HW-N950 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-N950 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-N950
8.6
Sony HT-CT800
6.4
10
5

Samsung HW-N950 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

Samsung HW-N950
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-N950 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Samsung HW-N950 was rated 8.6, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, volume down, volume up for the HW-N950 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-N950 has 7.1.4 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 512 (overall) versus 350 (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. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-N950 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-N950 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the HW-N950, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-N950 at 7 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the HW-N950 provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-N950 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-N950. The HW-N950 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-N950 was rated 7/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N950
Sony HT-CT800

Model

HW-N950
HT-CT800

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

106
323

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
350 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
3/0

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-HD

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

8.8/19.4
2.8/6.1

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Samsung HW-N950
Sony HT-CT800
Samsung HW-N950
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 6.4
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950
  • 6.4Sony HT-CT800