Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-Q900T review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-Q900T comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
8
Samsung HW-Q900T
8.2
10
10

Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-Q900T review

Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
Samsung HW-Q900T

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-Q900T comparison. The Samsung HW-Q80R was rated 8, while the Samsung HW-Q900T has a rating 8.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q80R and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-Q900T.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 and HW-Q900T has 7.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 372 (overall) versus 406 (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 8 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the HW-Q80R, so in the HW-Q900T there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q80R at 7 out of 10, while the HW-Q900T was rated 8/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q80R was rated 10/10, while the HW-Q900T received a mark of 9/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q900T over Samsung HW-Q80R

  • Amazon Music compatible
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Samsung HW-Q900T

Model

HW-Q80R
HW-Q900T

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

1601
664

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)
406 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
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

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
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
123 x 7 x 13.8/48.4 x 2.7 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
7.1/15.4

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Samsung HW-Q80R
Samsung HW-Q900T
Samsung HW-Q80R
Samsung HW-Q900T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q900T

The Samsung HW-Q900T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q900T price