Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-S50A review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-S50A comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Samsung HW-S50A
4.8
10
4

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-S50A review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Samsung HW-S50A

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-S50A. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Samsung HW-S50A has a rating 4.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q950T and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the HW-S50A.

Audio features

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 HW-S50A has 3.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (overall) versus 40 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-S50A received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q950T can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

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 Samsung HW-S50A. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the HW-S50A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10. 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.

Multichannel surround

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 HW-S50A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Samsung HW-S50A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • 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
Samsung HW-S50A

Model

HW-Q950T
HW-S50A

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

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
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
40 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

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
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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 5.1ch

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS 5.1ch

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
76.4x6.8x12.4/30.1x2.7x4.9

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-S50A
Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-S50A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 4.8
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 4.8Samsung HW-S50A

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