Samsung HW-T450 vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

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Samsung HW-T450 vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison chart

Samsung HW-T450 vs JBL Bar 9.1 review

Samsung HW-T450
JBL Bar 9.1

The Samsung HW-T450 vs JBL Bar 9.1 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-T450 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 9 for Bar 9.1.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-T450 has 2.1 versus 9.1 for the JBL Bar 9.1. The output power is different and equal to 200 (overall) W for the HW-T450 versus 820 (overall) W for the Bar 9.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-T450 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 9.1 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Bar 9.1.


Only the JBL Bar 9.1 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Bar 9.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-T450 received a rating of 5/10 versus 10/10, respectively.


App control is available for the Bar 9.1. A built-in microphone is present only on the Bar 9.1. Multi-room is only available for the JBL Bar 9.1.

Multichannel surround

Only the Bar 9.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-T450 got a rating of 4, and JBL Bar 9.1 7 out of 10.

Advantages JBL Bar 9.1 over Samsung HW-T450

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Samsung HW-T450
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