Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-A3000 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-A3000 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Sony HT-A3000
7.6
4
4

Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-A3000 review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Sony HT-A3000

The Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-A3000 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-T550 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7.6 for HT-A3000.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-T550 has 2.1 versus 3.1 for the Sony HT-A3000. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HW-T550 versus 250 (overall) W for the HT-A3000. Only the Sony HT-A3000 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-T550 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-A3000 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the HT-A3000.

Connectivity

Only the Sony HT-A3000 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-T550 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Sony HT-A3000. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-T550 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-A3000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-A3000. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-T550 got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-A3000 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over Sony HT-A3000

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Sony HT-A3000 over Samsung HW-T550

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-A3000

Model

HW-T550
HT-A3000

Brand

Samsung
Sony

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)
250 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/1

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 Dual mono, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
95x6.4x1.2/37.4x2.5x0.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
4.6/10.3

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-A3000
Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-A3000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 4.5
  • 7.6
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 7.6Sony HT-A3000

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