An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q950T vs Bose Smart Soundbar 900 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 8.4.
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 5.1.2 for the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q950T has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Smart Soundbar 900 - wired. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 8 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 1/1 of the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. 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 9/10, 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.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and Bose Smart Soundbar 900 6 out of 10.