Samsung HW-Q950T vs Denon Home Sound Bar 550 review

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Samsung HW-Q950T vs Denon Home Sound Bar 550 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Denon Home Sound Bar 550
7.4
10
9

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Denon Home Sound Bar 550 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Denon Home Sound Bar 550

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q950T vs Denon Home Sound Bar 550 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 7.4 for Home Sound Bar 550. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and power, source, demo, 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-Q950T has 9.1.4 versus 2.1 for the Denon Home Sound Bar 550. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 53 (overall) W for the Home Sound Bar 550. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q950T has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Home Sound Bar 550 - wired. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 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-Q950T has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Denon Home Sound Bar 550. 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 in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q950T.

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-Q950T got a rating of 9, and Denon Home Sound Bar 550 6 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Denon Home Sound Bar 550

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Denon Home Sound Bar 550

Model

HW-Q950T
Home Sound Bar 550

Brand

Samsung
Denon

Reviews

1952
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
53 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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
1

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
1

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

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
65.7x7.3x11.9/25.9x2.9x4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.5/7.8

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-Q950T
Denon Home Sound Bar 550
Samsung HW-Q950T
Denon Home Sound Bar 550

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  • 8.4
  • 7.4
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 7.4Denon Home Sound Bar 550