Samsung HW-Q950T vs Bose Smart Soundbar 600 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Bose Smart Soundbar 600 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Bose Smart Soundbar 600
8.4
10
9

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Bose Smart Soundbar 600 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Bose Smart Soundbar 600

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-Q950T vs Bose Smart Soundbar 600 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Both soundbars received a score of 8.4 in our ranking.

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 Smart Soundbar 600 has 5.1.2. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-Q950T via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 600 has wired connection type. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 600 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. 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 Bose Smart Soundbar 600. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the Smart Soundbar 600 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 Smart Soundbar 600 was rated 9/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are 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. The HW-Q950T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the Smart Soundbar 600 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Bose Smart Soundbar 600

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Bose Smart Soundbar 600

Model

HW-Q950T
Smart Soundbar 600

Brand

Samsung
Bose

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

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

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
69.3x5.6x10.3/27.3x2.2x4

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.1/6.9

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-Q950T
Bose Smart Soundbar 600
Samsung HW-Q950T
Bose Smart Soundbar 600

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 8.4Bose Smart Soundbar 600

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Bose Smart Soundbar 600 competitors