Samsung HW-Q60T vs Sony HT-A7000 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q60T vs Sony HT-A7000 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q60T
5.5
Sony HT-A7000
8
6
4

Samsung HW-Q60T vs Sony HT-A7000 review

Samsung HW-Q60T
vs
Sony HT-A7000

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q60T vs Sony HT-A7000 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q60T has a total rating of 5.5 out of 10 versus 8 for HT-A7000.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q60T has 5.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-A7000. The output power is different and equal to 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60T versus 500 (overall) W for the HT-A7000. Only the Sony HT-A7000 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q60T got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-A7000 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the HT-A7000.

Connectivity

Only the Sony HT-A7000 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q60T has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/1 of the Sony HT-A7000. 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.

Features

App control is available for the HW-Q60T. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-A7000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-A7000. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q60T got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-A7000 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60T over Sony HT-A7000

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control

Advantages Sony HT-A7000 over Samsung HW-Q60T

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q60T
Sony HT-A7000

Model

HW-Q60T
HT-A7000

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

1048
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)
500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
2/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.3 x 4.1
130x8x14.2/51.2x3.2x5.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.5
8.7/19

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-Q60T
Sony HT-A7000
Samsung HW-Q60T
Sony HT-A7000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 5.5
  • 8
  • 5.5Samsung HW-Q60T
  • 8Sony HT-A7000