If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung B550 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Samsung B550 has a rating 4.6.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 and B550 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (overall) versus 410 (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 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Samsung B550 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q950T can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q950T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q950T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung B550. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the B550 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q950T at 8 out of 10, while the B550 was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q950T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q950T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q950T may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q950T. The HW-Q950T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the B550 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.