Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-Q800T review

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Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-Q800T comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
10
10

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-Q800T review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Samsung HW-Q800T

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.

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 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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 1/0 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.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

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 Samsung HW-Q800T 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Amazon Music compatible
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-Q800T

Model

HW-Q950T
HW-Q800T

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

664
664

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
multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

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
1/0

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
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.1/7.9

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-Q800T
Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-Q800T

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  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T

The Samsung HW-Q950T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q950T price