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Should You Buy a Samsung Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 15 May 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 3,300 user and expert reviews and 270+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 480+ soundbars.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular soundbars. Their soundbars start at $189 for the HW-J551 which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $4,272 for the HW-Q90R which is a 7.1.4 soundbar. The average price of a new Samsung soundbar is $1,077.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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. 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%
265 reviews
#2
South Korea
90%
90%
3 reviews
#3
Bose
87%
87%
94 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
370 reviews
#5
84%
84%
21 reviews
#6
Sonos
84%
84%
434 reviews
#7
Polk Audio
80%
80%
23 reviews
#8
Bluesound
77%
77%
60 reviews
#9
Razer
77%
77%
313 reviews
#10
JBL
76%
76%
53 reviews
#11
Denon
76%
76%
91 reviews
#12
Trust
75%
75%
2 reviews
#13
Klipsch
74%
74%
7 reviews
#14
Harman Kardon
74%
74%
8 reviews
#15
Canton
73%
73%
51 reviews
#16
Audioengine
69%
69%
10 reviews
#17
Wharfedale
67%
67%
1 review
#18
Anker
66%
66%
7 reviews
#19
AVerMedia
66%
66%
14 reviews
#20
VIZIO
United States
66%
66%
0 reviews
#21
Supersonic
United States
64%
64%
0 reviews
#22
QFX
62%
62%
0 reviews
#23
DELL
United States
58%
58%
1 review
#24
Lenovo
China
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
Promethean
53%
53%
0 reviews
#26
Bang & Olufsen
53%
53%
1 review
#27
Naim
52%
52%
0 reviews
#28
Dali
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

Samsung have better reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a Samsung soundbar being 96%. Samsung also have a number of great features including 4k passthrough and smart soundbar which sets them apart from the competition.

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

There's a smaller selection of Samsung soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 9 Samsung soundbars currently on the market in the US. Samsung soundbars also tend to be more expensive than most other soundbar brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$305
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $4,099
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$1,077
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,299
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 89% 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 Sony Razer Denon Samsung
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
11 reviews
76%
14 reviews
50%
3 reviews
75%
6 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
70%
10 reviews
73%
5 reviews
83%
5 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
87%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
avforums.com logo
80%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
82%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
93%
3 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
74%
1 review
76%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
3 reviews
50%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
01net.com logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
79%
143 reviews
80%
25 reviews
72%
50 reviews
60%
55 reviews
71%
16 reviews
100%
1 review
Average
83%
211 reviews
77%
98 reviews
75%
76 reviews
74%
62 reviews
74%
50 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 Sony Razer Denon Samsung
Lydogbilde.no logo
6
2
3
3
avforums.com logo
2
5
1
1
1
Techradar logo
1
2
1
2
Expert Reviews logo
2
1
1
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
1
EISA.eu logo
1
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
1
1
Which? logo
2
1
99mac.se logo
2
1
hardware.info logo
1
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
1
gamerspotion.de logo
1
1
areadvd.de logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
16
2
5
37
3
Total
49
18
23
43
13
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 and smart soundbar.

Samsung 4k Passthrough

Samsung soundbars that have a 4k passthrough include the Samsung HW-Q60T ($428), the Samsung HWN650ZA ($207) and the Samsung HW-Q90R ($998).

Samsung Smart Soundbar

Samsung soundbars that are smart soundbar include the Samsung HWN650ZA ($207), the Samsung HWR550ZA ($275) and the Samsung HW-S60T ($328).

Samsung Acoustic Beam Technology

Samsung soundbars that feature Acoustic Beam Technology include the Samsung HW-Q60T ($428) and the Samsung HW-S60T ($328).

What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HW-Q60T

$427.99
Walmart
Samsung HW-Q60T
Buy Now
Samsung HW-Q60T
360W
HDMI
X 1
3.4g
WEIGHT

If you're looking for a high end Samsung soundbar then the Samsung HW-Q60T takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at $427.99.

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

A fully featured and good 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).

81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
70
Value for Money
Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the HW-Q60T in the US is $427.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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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 Acoustic Beam Technology
What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?

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