Samsung HW-T550 vs JBL BAR 1300X review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs JBL BAR 1300X comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
JBL BAR 1300X
9.4
4
9

Samsung HW-T550 vs JBL BAR 1300X review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
JBL BAR 1300X

The Samsung HW-T550 vs JBL BAR 1300X comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the JBL BAR 1300X has a rating 9.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T550 and power, volume down, volume up for the BAR 1300X.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-T550 has 2.1 and BAR 1300X has 11.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (overall) versus 1170 (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. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-T550 for audio features and specs, but the JBL BAR 1300X received 10 out of 10.

Streaming services

The BAR 1300X can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the BAR 1300X. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-T550 versus 3/1 HDMIs in the JBL BAR 1300X. As in the HW-T550, so in the BAR 1300X there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-T550 at 6 out of 10, while the BAR 1300X was rated 10/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the BAR 1300X provides a device control application. The JBL BAR 1300X equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the BAR 1300X. The BAR 1300X can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-T550 was rated 5/10, while the BAR 1300X received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages JBL BAR 1300X over Samsung HW-T550

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
JBL BAR 1300X

Model

HW-T550
BAR 1300X

Brand

Samsung
JBL

Reviews

3970
0

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
power, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
11.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
1170 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

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
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
3/1

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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X

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
100x6x13.9/39.4x2.4x5.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
4.3/9.5

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-T550
JBL BAR 1300X
Samsung HW-T550
JBL BAR 1300X

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 9.4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 9.4JBL BAR 1300X

Samsung HW-T550 competitors

JBL BAR 1300X competitors