KEF HTF7003 vs Samsung HW-N950 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Samsung HW-N950

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so KEF HTF7003 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HTF7003 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8.2 for HW-N950.

Audio features

The KEF HTF7003 has the passive amplification type, the Samsung HW-N950 - active. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the KEF HTF7003 has 3.0 versus 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HTF7003 versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The KEF HTF7003 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 8 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-N950 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-N950.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-N950 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HW-N950 has Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N950 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HTF7003 received a rating of 4/10 versus 7/10, respectively. 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.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N950 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over KEF HTF7003

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
Samsung HW-N950
8.2
inapplicable
9
inapplicable
10
inapplicable
7
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Samsung HW-N950

Model

HTF7003
HW-N950

Brand

KEF
Samsung

Reviews

15
103

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.4

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100
512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
2/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
0/0

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
8.8/19.4
KEF HTF7003
Samsung HW-N950
KEF HTF7003
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 8.2
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 8.2Samsung HW-N950

The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price