Samsung HW-S40T vs Samsung Q60C review

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Samsung HW-S40T vs Samsung Q60C review

Samsung HW-S40T
Samsung Q60C

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-S40T vs Samsung Q60C that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-S40T has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 5.8 for Q60C.

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 3.1 for the Samsung Q60C. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-S40T versus 340 (overall) W for the Q60C. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-S40T got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung Q60C 8 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 Samsung Q60C. Only the Q60C supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-S40T received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.


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

Only the Q60C has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Q60C. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-S40T got a rating of 5, and Samsung Q60C 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over Samsung Q60C

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control

Advantages Samsung Q60C over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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