Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-S40T review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Samsung HW-S40T
5
4
6

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-S40T review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Samsung HW-S40T

The Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-T550 has a total rating of 4.5 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.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-T550 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Samsung HW-S40T. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HW-T550 versus 100 W for the HW-S40T. 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

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

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-T550 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Samsung HW-S40T. Only the HW-T550 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

App control is available for the HW-S40T. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. 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 Samsung HW-T550 over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over Samsung HW-T550

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-S40T

Model

HW-T550
HW-S40T

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

2901
160

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
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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 Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
1.8/4.2

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-S40T
Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-S40T

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  • 4.5
  • 5
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T

The Samsung HW-S40T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-S40T price

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