Samsung HW-T450 vs Samsung HW-R450 review

Votes 8 8
Rating 4.3 4.3

Samsung HW-T450 vs Samsung HW-R450 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T450
4.5
Samsung HW-R450
4
4
4

Samsung HW-T450 vs Samsung HW-R450 review

Samsung HW-T450
vs
Samsung HW-R450

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-T450 vs Samsung HW-R450. The Samsung HW-T450 was rated 4.5, while the Samsung HW-R450 has a rating 4. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - volume down, volume up, power, source.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. Soundbars have the same power - 200 (overall) W. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the HW-T450 nor HW-R450 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 5/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-T450 or HW-R450. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T450
Samsung HW-R450

Model

HW-T450
HW-R450

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

2901
1665

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
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
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

0/0
0/0

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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 5/33.9 x 2.1 x 2.9
89 x 5 x 5/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.3
1.3/3.3

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Samsung HW-T450
Samsung HW-R450
Samsung HW-T450
Samsung HW-R450

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T450
  • 4Samsung HW-R450

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