Samsung HW-Q950T vs VIZIO M51ax-J6 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs VIZIO M51ax-J6 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
VIZIO M51ax-J6
5.4
10
4

Samsung HW-Q950T vs VIZIO M51ax-J6 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
VIZIO M51ax-J6

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-Q950T vs VIZIO M51ax-J6. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the VIZIO M51ax-J6 has a rating 5.4. 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 M51ax-J6.

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 M51ax-J6 has 5.1. 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 VIZIO M51ax-J6 received 7 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 1/1 HDMIs in the VIZIO M51ax-J6. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the M51ax-J6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. 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

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the M51ax-J6 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over VIZIO M51ax-J6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
VIZIO M51ax-J6

Model

HW-Q950T
M51ax-J6

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

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
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (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
1/1

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

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
91.4x5.6x8.8/36x2.2x3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.5/7.6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-Q950T
VIZIO M51ax-J6
Samsung HW-Q950T
VIZIO M51ax-J6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 5.4
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 5.4VIZIO M51ax-J6

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