If you are thinking about buying a Samsung soundbar then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of soundbar brands is compiled by analysing over 11,000 user and expert reviews and 390+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 500+ soundbars.
Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning soundbars. Their soundbars start at $62 for the HW-T400 which is a 2.0 soundbar and go up to $1,598 for the HW-Q950A which is a 11.1.4 soundbar. The average price of a new Samsung soundbar is $486.
Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning soundbars.
Is Samsung the Best Soundbar Brand?
So are Samsung soundbars any good? We give every soundbar a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all soundbars we are able to impartially rank all the soundbar brands.
Samsung is ranked the No. 2 best soundbar brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 2nd best soundbar brand out there.
Let's look at how Samsung soundbars compare to the other soundbar brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All soundbar Brands
There's a wide selection of Samsung soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with 10 Samsung soundbars currently on the market in the US. Samsung also have better reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a Samsung soundbar being 84%.
The average review score for a Samsung soundbar is 84%.
However Samsung soundbars tend to be more expensive than most other soundbar brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $336
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $486
Price Distribution of Samsung Soundbars
What Do the Samsung Soundbar Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Samsung soundbar to work out the average distribution of reviews for Samsung and then compared this to the other soundbar brands.
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its soundbars than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 100% of expert reviews and 79% of user reviews for Samsung soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 86% respectively across all Soundbar brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung soundbars by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other soundbar brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Soundbars Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 11 industry awards for Samsung soundbars. The table below compares the number of awards received by Samsung to other popular soundbar brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 11,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung soundbars. 67% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Samsung soundbar owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
67% of reviewers think Samsung soundbars are reliable.
So, most people think that Samsung soundbars are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung soundbars that mention reliability:
considering it does not have a Sub Woofer as it has built in Subs
The audio wire that connects the soundbar to the TV is easy to damage
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Soundbars
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Samsung soundbars that set them apart from the competition. These include 4k passthrough, Dolby Atmos and smart soundbar.
If you're looking for a high end Samsung soundbar then the Samsung HW-Q900T takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 74, but is a bit more expensive at $770.99.
Features We Love:
Is 7.1 channels
A good spec but only ok value for money 7.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with the latest technology. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
Value for Money
The cheapest price that we could find for the HW-Q900T in the US is $770.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.