Samsung HW-Q900T vs Samsung S50B review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q900T vs Samsung S50B comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q900T
8.2
Samsung S50B
4.6
10
4

Samsung HW-Q900T vs Samsung S50B review

Samsung HW-Q900T
vs
Samsung S50B

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q900T vs Samsung S50B and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q900T was rated 8.2, while the Samsung S50B has a rating 4.6.

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 S50B has 3.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 406 (overall) versus 140 (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 Samsung S50B received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q900T can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q900T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q900T versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Samsung S50B. As in the HW-Q900T, so in the S50B 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 S50B was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q900T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q900T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q900T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q900T. The HW-Q900T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q900T was rated 9/10, while the S50B received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q900T over Samsung S50B

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q900T
Samsung S50B

Model

HW-Q900T
S50B

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

406 (overall)
140 (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
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 5.1ch

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS 5.1ch

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
67x6.2x10.5/26.3x2.4x4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

7.1/15.4
2.4/5.2

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-Q900T
Samsung S50B
Samsung HW-Q900T
Samsung S50B

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 4.6
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q900T
  • 4.6Samsung S50B

Samsung HW-Q900T competitors

Samsung S50B competitors