Samsung HW-Q60R vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-Q60R
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Samsung HW-Q60R vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-Q60R was rated 4.4, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q60R has 5.1 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q60R for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-Q60R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q60R. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-Q60R or Mythos SSA-50. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60R over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
0
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q60R
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

HW-Q60R
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Samsung
Definitive Technology

Reviews

1393
33

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
5/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.9
15.4/34
Samsung HW-Q60R
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Samsung HW-Q60R
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 6
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 price