Samsung HW-Q900T vs Sony HT-X8500 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q900T vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q900T
8.2
Sony HT-X8500
6
10
4

Samsung HW-Q900T vs Sony HT-X8500 review

Samsung HW-Q900T
vs
Sony HT-X8500

The Samsung HW-Q900T vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-Q900T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q900T has 7.1.2 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X8500. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q900T got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X8500 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q900T.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q900T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q900T has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Sony HT-X8500. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. App control is available for the HW-Q900T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q900T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q900T.

Multichannel surround

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-Q900T got a rating of 9, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q900T over Sony HT-X8500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over Samsung HW-Q900T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q900T
Sony HT-X8500

Model

HW-Q900T
HT-X8500

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

1048
171

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, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

406 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

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
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
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

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
89 x 6.4 x 9.9/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.8

Weight, kg/pounds

7.1/15.4
3.1/6.1

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-Q900T
Sony HT-X8500
Samsung HW-Q900T
Sony HT-X8500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q900T
  • 6Sony HT-X8500

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