Samsung HW-Q900T vs Polk Audio React review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q900T vs Polk Audio React comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q900T
8.2
Polk Audio React
4.8
10
9

Samsung HW-Q900T vs Polk Audio React review

Samsung HW-Q900T
vs
Polk Audio React

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q900T vs Polk Audio React comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q900T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 4.8 for React. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, source, volume down, volume up, 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 2.0 for the Polk Audio React. The output power is different and equal to 406 (overall) W for the HW-Q900T versus 30 (overall) W for the React. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q900T has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the React - wired. The Samsung HW-Q900T got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Polk Audio React 4 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to 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 0/1 of the Polk Audio React. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q900T received a rating of 8/10 versus 5/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q900T.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q900T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q900T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q900T got a rating of 9, and Polk Audio React 6 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q900T over Polk Audio React

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q900T
Polk Audio React

Model

HW-Q900T
React

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

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, source, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

406 (overall)
30 (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
wired

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
0/1

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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

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
86.4x12.1x40.6/34.5x4.9x16

Weight, kg/pounds

7.1/15.4
2.9/6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-Q900T
Polk Audio React
Samsung HW-Q900T
Polk Audio React

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 4.8
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q900T
  • 4.8Polk Audio React

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