Samsung HW-T550 vs Bose TV Speaker review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Bose TV Speaker
5
4
4

Samsung HW-T550 vs Bose TV Speaker review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Bose TV Speaker

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-T550 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the Bose TV Speaker has a rating 5.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-T550 has 2.1 and TV Speaker has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-T550 via wireless, but TV Speaker has wired connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-T550 for audio features and specs, but the Bose TV Speaker received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-T550 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Bose TV Speaker. As in the HW-T550, so in the TV Speaker there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-T550 at 6 out of 10, while the TV Speaker was rated 7/10.

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-T550 or TV Speaker. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-T550 was rated 5/10, while the TV Speaker received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Bose TV Speaker

Model

HW-T550
TV Speaker

Brand

Samsung
Bose

Reviews

2901
591

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
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

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
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-T550
Bose TV Speaker
Samsung HW-T550
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 5
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

The Bose TV Speaker is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose TV Speaker price

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