Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

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Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison chart

Samsung HW-Q800T
JBL Bar 9.1

Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
JBL Bar 9.1

The Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-Q800T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 9 for Bar 9.1.

Audio features

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 9.1 for the JBL Bar 9.1. The output power is different and equal to 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q800T versus 820 (overall) W for the Bar 9.1. 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 JBL Bar 9.1 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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 1/1 of the JBL Bar 9.1. 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 10/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q800T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q800T got a rating of 10, and JBL Bar 9.1 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over JBL Bar 9.1

  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages JBL Bar 9.1 over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Amazon Music compatible
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