An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q950T vs Polk Audio React comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 4.8 for React. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and power, source, volume down, volume up, respectively.
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 2.0 for the Polk Audio React. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 30 (overall) W for the React. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q950T has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the React - wired. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Polk Audio React 4 for its audio features and specs.
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 0/1 of the Polk Audio React. 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 5/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q950T.
Only the HW-Q950T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and Polk Audio React 6 out of 10.