An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-Q800T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 8.2 for HW-Q800T. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone.
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 3.1.2 for the Samsung HW-Q800T. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q800T. 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 Samsung HW-Q800T 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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. The Samsung HW-Q950T has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Samsung HW-Q800T. 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 9/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
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 Samsung HW-Q800T 10 out of 10.