Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q60T comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Playbar
5.5
Samsung HW-Q60T
5.5
5
6

Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

Sonos Playbar
vs
Samsung HW-Q60T

The Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q60T comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. Both soundbars received a score of 5.5 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, play/pause, volume up, volume down for the Playbar and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-Q60T.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Playbar has 3.0 and HW-Q60T has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. The Playbar can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Playbar. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-Q60T. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q60T. We rated the connectivity of the Playbar at 3 out of 10, while the HW-Q60T was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. 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 Playbar or HW-Q60T. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Playbar was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q60T received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sonos Playbar over Samsung HW-Q60T

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60T over Sonos Playbar

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Samsung HW-Q60T

Model

Playbar
HW-Q60T

Brand

Sonos
Samsung

Reviews

1767
664

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (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)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.3 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
3.1/7.5

Other

Release year

2013
2020
Sonos Playbar
Samsung HW-Q60T
Sonos Playbar
Samsung HW-Q60T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
  • 5.5Sonos Playbar
  • 5.5Samsung HW-Q60T

The Sonos Playbar is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Playbar price

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