The Samsung HW-N950 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-N950 has a total rating of 8.6 out of 10 versus 7 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, volume down, volume up 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-N950 has 7.1.4 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. The output power is different and equal to 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950 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-N950 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.
Only the Samsung HW-N950 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-N950 has 2/0 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available for the HW-N950. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N950. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N950.
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-N950 got a rating of 7, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.