Samsung HW-Q900T vs JBL BAR 500 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q900T vs JBL BAR 500 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q900T
8.2
JBL BAR 500
8.6
10
9

Samsung HW-Q900T vs JBL BAR 500 review

Samsung HW-Q900T
vs
JBL BAR 500

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q900T vs JBL BAR 500 comparison. The Samsung HW-Q900T was rated 8.2, while the JBL BAR 500 has a rating 8.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-Q900T and power, volume down, volume up for the BAR 500.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q900T has 7.1.2 and BAR 500 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 406 (overall) versus 620 (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 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q900T for audio features and specs, but the JBL BAR 500 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

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. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q900T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the JBL BAR 500. As in the HW-Q900T, so in the BAR 500 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q900T at 8 out of 10, while the BAR 500 was rated 10/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q900T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The HW-Q900T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q900T was rated 9/10, while the BAR 500 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q900T over JBL BAR 500

  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q900T
JBL BAR 500

Model

HW-Q900T
BAR 500

Brand

Samsung
JBL

Reviews

1048
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

406 (overall)
620 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

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
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/1

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, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

123 x 7 x 13.8/48.4 x 2.7 x 5.1
101.7x5.6x10.3/40x2.2x4

Weight, kg/pounds

7.1/15.4
2.8/6.2

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-Q900T
JBL BAR 500
Samsung HW-Q900T
JBL BAR 500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 8.6
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q900T
  • 8.6JBL BAR 500