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Should You Buy a Samsung Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 10 June 2021
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should you buy a Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, smartphones and washing machines.

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.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
2,078 reviews
#2
South Korea
92%
92%
337 reviews
#3
Sonos
89%
89%
2,208 reviews
#4
89%
89%
466 reviews
#5
Japan
84%
84%
696 reviews
#6
Bose
84%
84%
2,068 reviews
#7
Polk Audio
84%
84%
987 reviews
#8
Klipsch
80%
80%
13 reviews
#9
JBL
77%
77%
61 reviews
#10
Bluesound
75%
75%
98 reviews
#11
Razer
74%
74%
317 reviews
#12
DELL
United States
74%
74%
101 reviews
#13
TCL
74%
74%
6 reviews
#14
Anker
73%
73%
18 reviews
#15
Harman Kardon
72%
72%
22 reviews
#16
Audioengine
71%
71%
10 reviews
#17
Dali
70%
70%
21 reviews
#18
Trust
70%
70%
4 reviews
#19
Denon
70%
70%
215 reviews
#20
Netherlands
69%
69%
134 reviews
#21
Bang & Olufsen
66%
66%
25 reviews
#22
Q Acoustics
66%
66%
33 reviews
#23
VIZIO
United States
66%
66%
0 reviews
#24
Supersonic
United States
65%
65%
0 reviews
#25
QFX
62%
62%
0 reviews
#26
Monitor Audio
62%
62%
2 reviews
#27
Logik
United Kingdom
61%
61%
0 reviews
#28
Lenovo
China
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
Naim
55%
55%
0 reviews
#30
Creative
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
Promethean
54%
54%
0 reviews
#32
Majority
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Goodmans
53%
53%
0 reviews
#34
Thomson
France
53%
53%
0 reviews
#35
Toshiba
Japan
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Trevi
53%
53%
0 reviews

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.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All soundbar Brands
Samsung Soundbars

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%.

Samsung have a number of great features including 4k passthrough, Dolby Atmos and smart soundbar which sets them apart from the competition.

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
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,099
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$486
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
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 logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
16
4 stars
9
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
173
4 stars
62
3 stars
30
2 stars
16
1 star
17
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.

Average Review Score Sonos LG Yamaha Razer Denon Samsung
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
10 reviews
72%
17 reviews
83%
6 reviews
75%
6 reviews
94%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
74%
11 reviews
75%
13 reviews
78%
9 reviews
83%
5 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
3 reviews
79%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Techradar logo
88%
4 reviews
81%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
avforums.com logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
85%
4 reviews
73%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
85%
3 reviews
84%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
78%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
97%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
95%
4 reviews
60%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
90%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
81%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
77%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
74%
1 review
76%
2 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
78%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
90%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
85%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
pc-magazin.de logo
78%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
71%
1 review
79%
1 review
01net.com logo
83%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
77%
144 reviews
75%
43 reviews
78%
28 reviews
61%
56 reviews
74%
21 reviews
78%
9 reviews
Average
83%
218 reviews
77%
150 reviews
79%
69 reviews
72%
62 reviews
75%
59 reviews
85%
23 reviews

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.

Samsung has won 11 awards for its soundbars.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards Sonos LG Yamaha Razer Denon Samsung
avforums.com logo
2
7
3
2
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
3
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
3
3
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
4
2
1
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
1
1
altomdata.dk logo
3
1
1
areadvd.de logo
2
1
1
1
CNET.com logo
4
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
whathifi.com logo
3
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
lite-magazin.de logo
2
1
EISA.eu logo
1
2
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
2
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
1
1
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
23
7
3
37
5
1
Total
59
32
23
42
16
11

How Reliable Are Samsung Soundbars?

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:

RELIABLE

well made
avforums.com
considering it does not have a Sub Woofer as it has built in Subs
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

The audio wire that connects the soundbar to the TV is easy to damage
Bestbuy.com

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.

Samsung 4k Passthrough

Samsung soundbars that have a 4k passthrough include the Samsung HWQ800TZA ($590), the Samsung HWQ60T ($418) and the Samsung HW-Q900T ($771).

Samsung Dolby Atmos

Samsung soundbars that support Dolby Atmos include the Samsung HW-A550 ($198), the Samsung The Terrace ($0) and the Samsung HWQ800TZA ($590).

Samsung Smart Soundbar

Samsung soundbars that are smart soundbar include the Samsung HWQ800TZA ($590), the Samsung HW-S60T ($0) and the Samsung HWQ60T ($418).

Samsung Multiroom

Samsung soundbars that support Multiroom include the Samsung HWQ800TZA ($590), the Samsung HW-S60T ($0) and the Samsung HW-Q900T ($771).

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HWQ60T

$417.99
eBay
Samsung HWQ60T
Buy Now
Samsung HWQ60T
360W
DOLBY
ATMOS
HDMI
X 1
3.4g
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at $417.99 is the Samsung HWQ60T, which has a Kagoo Score of 76.

Features We Love:
Dolby Atmos
Is 5.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Big power (360W)
Supports Bluetooth

A good spec but only average value for money 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

79
Features
Good Features
67
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HWQ60T in the US is $417.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HW-Q900T

$770.99
eBay
Samsung HW-Q900T
Buy Now
Samsung HW-Q900T
406W
DOLBY
ATMOS
7.1kg
WEIGHT

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:
Multiroom
Dolby Atmos
Is 7.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth

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).

79
Features
Good Features
61
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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.

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$770.99
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1 Price from 1 Store | $770.99
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Samsung Soundbar?
Is Samsung the Best Soundbar Brand?
What Do the Samsung Soundbar Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Soundbars Received?
How Reliable Are Samsung Soundbars?
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Soundbars
Samsung 4k Passthrough
Samsung Dolby Atmos
Samsung Smart Soundbar
Samsung Multiroom
What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Soundbar?
What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?

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