An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-X9000F has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-X9000F has 2.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. The output power is different and equal to 300 (overall) W for the HT-X9000F versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-X9000F got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 9 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 Sony HT-X9000F has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N950. 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 Sony HT-X9000F got a rating of 9, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.