Samsung HW-N950 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-N950 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-N950
8.6
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
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Samsung HW-N950 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

Samsung HW-N950
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Samsung HW-N950 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-N950 was rated 8.6, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-N950 has 7.1.4 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-N950 for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 out of 10. The HW-N950 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-N950. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-N950. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-N950. We rated the connectivity of the HW-N950 at 7 out of 10, while the Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the HW-N950 provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-N950 equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-N950 may 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.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • 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

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Samsung HW-N950

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N950
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

HW-N950
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Samsung
Definitive Technology

Reviews

106
36

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, input, volume down, volume up
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
5/0

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
has not

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

8.8/19.4
15.4/34

Other

Release year

2018
2005
Samsung HW-N950
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Samsung HW-N950
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 6
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50