Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-S400 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-S400 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Sony HT-S400
4.4
10
4

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-S400 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Sony HT-S400

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-S400 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HT-S400.

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 Sony HT-S400. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 330 (overall) W for the HT-S400. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Sony HT-S400 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q950T.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q950T can 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 0/1 of the Sony HT-S400. 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.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q950T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and Sony HT-S400 5 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Sony HT-S400

  • 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-Q950T
Sony HT-S400

Model

HW-Q950T
HT-S400

Brand

Samsung
Sony

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
330 (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
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 Digital, Dolby Dual mono

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
90.1x6.6x8.8/35.5x2.6x3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
2.2/5.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-Q950T
Sony HT-S400
Samsung HW-Q950T
Sony HT-S400

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  • 8.4
  • 4.4
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 4.4Sony HT-S400