Samsung HW-Q800T vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 review

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Samsung HW-Q800T vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 comparison chart

Samsung HW-Q800T
Klipsch Cinema 1200

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
Klipsch Cinema 1200

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-Q800T vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 8.2, while the Klipsch Cinema 1200 has a rating 8.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q800T and power, source, volume down, volume up for the Cinema 1200.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 and Cinema 1200 has 5.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 1200 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.


Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q800T versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Klipsch Cinema 1200. As in the HW-Q800T, so in the Cinema 1200 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q800T at 9 out of 10, while the Cinema 1200 was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q800T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The HW-Q800T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q800T was rated 10/10, while the Cinema 1200 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Klipsch Cinema 1200

  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Klipsch Cinema 1200 over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Amazon Music compatible
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