Samsung HW-Q800T vs Samsung HW-T550 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Samsung HW-T550 comparison chart

Samsung HW-Q800T
Samsung HW-T550

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Samsung HW-T550 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
Samsung HW-T550

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q800T vs Samsung HW-T550 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 8.2, while the Samsung HW-T550 has a rating 4.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q800T and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T550.

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 HW-T550 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 320 (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. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q800T for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-T550 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q800T can play audio from Spotify.


Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q800T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q800T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-T550. As in the HW-Q800T, so in the HW-T550 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 HW-T550 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q800T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q800T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q800T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q800T. The HW-Q800T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q800T was rated 10/10, while the HW-T550 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Samsung HW-T550

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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