The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-A7000 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 8 for HT-A7000.
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 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-A7000. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 500 (overall) W for the HT-A7000. Only the Sony HT-A7000 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 9 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q950T received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q950T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q950T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q950T.
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 Sony HT-A7000 10 out of 10.