Samsung HW-S40T vs JBL BAR 1300X review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-S40T vs JBL BAR 1300X comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-S40T
5
JBL BAR 1300X
9.4
6
9

Samsung HW-S40T vs JBL BAR 1300X review

Samsung HW-S40T
vs
JBL BAR 1300X

The Samsung HW-S40T vs JBL BAR 1300X comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-S40T was rated 5, while the JBL BAR 1300X has a rating 9.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-S40T and power, volume down, volume up for the BAR 1300X.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-S40T has 2.0 and BAR 1300X has 11.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 1170 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Samsung HW-S40T. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-S40T for audio features and specs, but the JBL BAR 1300X received 10 out of 10.

Streaming services

The BAR 1300X can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the BAR 1300X. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-S40T versus 3/1 HDMIs in the JBL BAR 1300X. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the BAR 1300X. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-S40T at 6 out of 10, while the BAR 1300X was rated 10/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The JBL BAR 1300X equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the BAR 1300X. The BAR 1300X can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-S40T was rated 5/10, while the BAR 1300X received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over JBL BAR 1300X

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages JBL BAR 1300X over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-S40T
JBL BAR 1300X

Model

HW-S40T
BAR 1300X

Brand

Samsung
JBL

Reviews

235
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
power, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
11.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
1170 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

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

1/0
3/1

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

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

66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5
100x6x13.9/39.4x2.4x5.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.2
4.3/9.5

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-S40T
JBL BAR 1300X
Samsung HW-S40T
JBL BAR 1300X

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 9.4
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T
  • 9.4JBL BAR 1300X