Samsung HW-S40T vs Denon DHT-S217 review

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Samsung HW-S40T vs Denon DHT-S217 comparison chart

Samsung HW-S40T vs Denon DHT-S217 review

Samsung HW-S40T
Denon DHT-S217

Samsung HW-S40T vs Denon DHT-S217 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-S40T has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 4.8 for DHT-S217. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, source, demo, 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 2.1 for the Denon DHT-S217. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-S40T versus 40 (overall) W for the DHT-S217. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-S40T got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Denon DHT-S217 4 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.


Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-S40T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Denon DHT-S217. Only the DHT-S217 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HW-S40T received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.


App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the DHT-S217 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.

Advantages Denon DHT-S217 over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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