Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 8.4 for HW-Q950T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 9.1.4 for the Samsung HW-Q950T. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-Q80R versus 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q950T 9 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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. Each soundbar has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-Q950T 9 out of 10.