The Samsung HW-Q70T vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-Q70T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 5 for HW-S40T. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: volume down, volume up, power, source.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q70T has 3.1.2 versus 2.0 for the Samsung HW-S40T. The output power is different and equal to 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q70T versus 100 W for the HW-S40T. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q70T got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-S40T 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q70T.
Only the Samsung HW-Q70T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the HW-Q70T supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q70T received a rating of 9/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q70T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q70T.
Only the HW-Q70T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q70T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q70T got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-S40T 5 out of 10.