Bose TV Speaker vs Samsung HW-S40T review

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Rating 5 5

Bose TV Speaker vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison chart

Bose TV Speaker vs Samsung HW-S40T review

Bose TV Speaker
vs
Samsung HW-S40T

The Bose TV Speaker vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 5.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose TV Speaker has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the Samsung HW-S40T. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. The Bose TV Speaker got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-S40T 6 for its 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 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the TV Speaker supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the TV Speaker received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the HW-S40T. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Bose TV Speaker got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-S40T 5 out of 10.

Advantages Bose TV Speaker over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over Bose TV Speaker

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control
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Common

Product

Bose TV Speaker
Samsung HW-S40T

Model

TV Speaker
HW-S40T

Brand

Bose
Samsung

Reviews

795
235

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired

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

1/0
1/0

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4
66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7
1.8/4.2

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Bose TV Speaker
Samsung HW-S40T
Bose TV Speaker
Samsung HW-S40T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5Bose TV Speaker
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T

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