An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q800T vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q800T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone 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 Samsung HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 versus 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. The output power is different and equal to 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q800T versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q800T got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 9 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q800T 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, the HW-Q800T received a rating of 9/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
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-Q800T got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.