Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung S50B review

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Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung S50B comparison chart

Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung S50B

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung S50B review

Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung S50B

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung S50B and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Samsung S50B has a rating 4.6.

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 S50B has 3.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (overall) versus 140 (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 S50B received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

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


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 S50B. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the S50B there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q950T at 8 out of 10, while the S50B was rated 7/10. 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 S50B received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Samsung S50B

  • 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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