Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-X8500 review

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Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison chart

Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-X8500 review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Sony HT-X8500

The Samsung HW-T550 vs Sony HT-X8500 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 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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 8/10, 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-X8500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-T550 got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over Sony HT-X8500

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over Samsung HW-T550

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-X8500

Model

HW-T550
HT-X8500

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

2901
138

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, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

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
89 x 6.4 x 9.9/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.8

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
3.1/6.1

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-X8500
Samsung HW-T550
Sony HT-X8500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 6Sony HT-X8500

The Sony HT-X8500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X8500 price

Samsung HW-T550 competitors

Sony HT-X8500 competitors