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Should You Buy a Samsung Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 09 September 2020
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should you buy a Samsung Soundbar?

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

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 3,000 user and expert reviews and 230+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 500+ soundbars.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular soundbars. Their soundbars start at $120 for the HW-R450 which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $1,000 for the HW-Q80R which is a 5.1 soundbar. The average price of a new Samsung soundbar is $430.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular 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. 1 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the actually best soundbar brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
3 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
270 reviews
#3
Sonos
88%
88%
434 reviews
#4
Bose
87%
87%
77 reviews
#5
83%
83%
21 reviews
#6
Polk Audio
80%
80%
30 reviews
#7
Bluesound
76%
76%
60 reviews
#8
Razer
76%
76%
313 reviews
#9
Canton
75%
75%
53 reviews
#10
Trust
75%
75%
2 reviews
#11
Anker
75%
75%
7 reviews
#12
JBL
74%
74%
53 reviews
#13
Harman Kardon
73%
73%
8 reviews
#14
Klipsch
73%
73%
7 reviews
#15
Denon
72%
72%
91 reviews
#16
Audioengine
70%
70%
10 reviews
#17
VIZIO
United States
69%
69%
0 reviews
#18
Wharfedale
69%
69%
1 review
#19
Monitor Audio
68%
68%
2 reviews
#20
AVerMedia
67%
67%
14 reviews
#21
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#22
Supersonic
United States
66%
66%
0 reviews
#23
QFX
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
Q Acoustics
63%
63%
12 reviews
#25
TCL
60%
60%
0 reviews
#26
Lenovo
China
59%
59%
0 reviews
#27
Naim
56%
56%
0 reviews
#28
Logik
United Kingdom
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
Dali
54%
54%
1 review
#30
Promethean
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
DELL
United States
54%
54%
2 reviews
#32
Goodmans
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Creative
53%
53%
0 reviews
#34
Bang & Olufsen
52%
52%
1 review

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 96%.

The average review score for a Samsung soundbar is 96%.

Samsung have a number of great features including 4k passthrough, smart soundbar and Multiroom 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 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$430
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,499
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
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its soundbars than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 100% of user reviews for Samsung soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 84% 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 Razer Denon JBL Samsung
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
70%
10 reviews
83%
5 reviews
72%
8 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
11 reviews
76%
14 reviews
75%
6 reviews
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
82%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
83%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
4 reviews
85%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
87%
3 reviews
72%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
79%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
avforums.com logo
80%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
93%
3 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
77%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
79%
143 reviews
77%
24 reviews
60%
54 reviews
71%
18 reviews
65%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
Average
83%
211 reviews
77%
102 reviews
74%
62 reviews
75%
50 reviews
67%
34 reviews
95%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Soundbars Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 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 2 awards for its soundbars.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards Sonos LG Razer Denon JBL Samsung
Lydogbilde.no logo
6
2
3
avforums.com logo
2
5
1
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
Expert Reviews logo
2
2
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
1
1
areadvd.de logo
1
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
Which? logo
2
1
99mac.se logo
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
gamerspotion.de logo
1
1
lite-magazin.de logo
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
1
audiovision.de logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
17
2
37
2
2
Total
49
22
43
13
7
2

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, smart soundbar and Multiroom.

Samsung 4k Passthrough

Samsung soundbars that have a 4k passthrough include the Samsung HWQ60T ($428), the Samsung HWQ70T ($500) and the Samsung HW-Q80R ($1,000).

Samsung Smart Soundbar

Samsung soundbars that are smart soundbar include the Samsung HWQ60T ($428), the Samsung HW-R450 ($120) and the Samsung HW-Q80R ($1,000).

Samsung Multiroom

Samsung soundbars that support Multiroom include the Samsung HWQ70T ($500), the Samsung HWMS750ZA ($670) and the Samsung HW-Q800T ($798).

Samsung Dolby Atmos

Samsung soundbars that support Dolby Atmos include the Samsung HWQ70T ($500), the Samsung HW-Q80R ($1,000) and the Samsung HW-Q800T ($798).

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HW-S60T

$327.99
eBay
Samsung HW-S60T
Buy Now
Samsung HW-S60T
180W
HDMI
X 1
2.9kg
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at $327.99 is the Samsung HW-S60T, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
Music mode
Multiroom
Acoustic Beam Technology
Amazon Alexa Built-in
Is 5.1 channels

A fully featured and good value for money 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with the latest technology. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the HW-S60T in the US is $327.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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$327.99
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1 Price from 1 Store | $327.99

What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HWQ60T

$427.99
Walmart
Samsung HWQ60T
Buy Now
Samsung HWQ60T
360W
3.4g
WEIGHT

If you're looking for a high end Samsung soundbar then the Samsung HWQ60T takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 83, but is a bit more expensive at $427.99.

Features We Love:
Acoustic Beam Technology
Q-Symphony
Is 5.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Big power (360W)

A fully featured and cheap 5.1 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).

84
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the HWQ60T in the US is $427.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Sorry, no matching prices found.
Walmart
$427.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$427.99
Go to Store
Store
$427.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
3 Prices from 3 Stores | $427.99
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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?
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Soundbars
Samsung 4k Passthrough
Samsung Smart Soundbar
Samsung Multiroom
Samsung Dolby Atmos
What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Soundbar?
What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?

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