Samsung HW-T450 vs Samsung HW-T550 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T450 vs Samsung HW-T550 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T450
4.5
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
4
4

Samsung HW-T450 vs Samsung HW-T550 review

Samsung HW-T450
vs
Samsung HW-T550

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-T450 vs Samsung HW-T550 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. Both soundbars received a score of 4.5 in our ranking. 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. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 (overall) versus 320 (overall) according to devices. 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. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-T550. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-T450 at 5 out of 10, while the HW-T550 was rated 6/10.

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-T550. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-T450 was rated 4/10, while the HW-T550 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over Samsung HW-T450

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T450
Samsung HW-T550

Model

HW-T450
HW-T550

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

2901
2901

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)
320 (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
1/1

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
DTS Virtual:X

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
83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.3
1.8/4.6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-T450
Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-T450
Samsung HW-T550

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4.5
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T450
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550

The Samsung HW-T450 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-T450 price

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