Samsung HW-T550 vs Klipsch Cinema 800 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Klipsch Cinema 800 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Klipsch Cinema 800
8.2
4
9

Samsung HW-T550 vs Klipsch Cinema 800 review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Klipsch Cinema 800

The Samsung HW-T550 vs Klipsch Cinema 800 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the Klipsch Cinema 800 has a rating 8.2.

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 Cinema 800 has 3.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (overall) versus 800 (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

The Cinema 800 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Cinema 800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-T550 versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Klipsch Cinema 800. As in the HW-T550, so in the Cinema 800 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 Cinema 800 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Cinema 800 provides a device control application. The Klipsch Cinema 800 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Cinema 800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-T550 was rated 5/10, while the Cinema 800 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Klipsch Cinema 800 over Samsung HW-T550

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

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Klipsch Cinema 800

Model

HW-T550
Cinema 800

Brand

Samsung
Klipsch

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
800 (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
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
2/1

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, Dolby Digital Plus

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
121.9x7.3x8.6/48x2.9x3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
9.9/22

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-T550
Klipsch Cinema 800
Samsung HW-T550
Klipsch Cinema 800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 8.2
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 8.2Klipsch Cinema 800

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Klipsch Cinema 800 competitors