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.
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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
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.
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.
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.