In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-S40R comparison. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Sony HT-S40R has a rating 5.2.
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 HT-S40R has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (overall) versus 600 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-Q950T via wireless, but HT-S40R has wired connection type. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-S40R received 7 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 0/1 HDMIs in the Sony HT-S40R. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the HT-S40R 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 HT-S40R 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 HT-S40R received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.