Samsung HW-S40T vs JBL BAR 300 review

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Samsung HW-S40T vs JBL BAR 300 comparison chart

Samsung HW-S40T vs JBL BAR 300 review

Samsung HW-S40T
vs
JBL BAR 300

Samsung HW-S40T vs JBL BAR 300 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-S40T has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8.4 for BAR 300. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-S40T has 2.0 versus 5.0 for the JBL BAR 300. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-S40T versus 260 (overall) W for the BAR 300. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the BAR 300.

Connectivity

Only the JBL BAR 300 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-S40T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the JBL BAR 300. Only the BAR 300 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-S40T received a rating of 6/10 versus 10/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the BAR 300. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the BAR 300 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-S40T got a rating of 5, and JBL BAR 300 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over JBL BAR 300

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages JBL BAR 300 over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-S40T
JBL BAR 300

Model

HW-S40T
BAR 300

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
5.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
260 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

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
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

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
82x5.6x10.3/32.3x2.2x4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.2
4.1/9

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-S40T
JBL BAR 300
Samsung HW-S40T
JBL BAR 300

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 8.4
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T
  • 8.4JBL BAR 300

Samsung HW-S40T competitors

JBL BAR 300 competitors