Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung Q990B review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung Q990B comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Samsung Q990B
9.8
4
9

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung Q990B review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Samsung Q990B

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung Q990B comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-T550 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 9.8 for Q990B.

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 11.1.4 for the Samsung Q990B. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HW-T550 versus 656 (overall) W for the Q990B. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-T550 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung Q990B 10 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Q990B.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung Q990B 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 2/1 of the Samsung Q990B. 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 10/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the Q990B. A built-in microphone is present only on the Q990B. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Q990B has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Q990B. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-T550 got a rating of 5, and Samsung Q990B 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung Q990B 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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Product

Samsung HW-T550
Samsung Q990B

Model

HW-T550
Q990B

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

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
11.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
656 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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 TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Music

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS-HD HRA, DTS-HD MA, DTS Express, DTS 5.1ch

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
123.1x6.8x13.7/48.5x2.7x5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
7.7/17

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-T550
Samsung Q990B
Samsung HW-T550
Samsung Q990B

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  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 9.8Samsung Q990B