Samsung HW-T550 vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar review

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Samsung HW-T550 vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar
8.4
4
9

Samsung HW-T550 vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-T550 vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-T550 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 8.4 for Smart Ultra Soundbar.

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 5.1.2 for the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-T550 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Smart Ultra Soundbar - wired. The Samsung HW-T550 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Smart Ultra Soundbar.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. 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 9/10, respectively.

Features

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

Multichannel surround

Only the Smart Ultra Soundbar has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-T550 got a rating of 5, and Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar 6 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar over Samsung HW-T550

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

Samsung HW-T550
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Model

HW-T550
Smart Ultra Soundbar

Brand

Samsung
Bose

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
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (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
wired

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
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

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

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-T550
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar
Samsung HW-T550
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 8.4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 8.4Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Samsung HW-T550 competitors

Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar competitors