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Should You Buy a Samsung Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 24 February 2020
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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 250+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 460+ soundbars.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular soundbars and start at $130 for the HW-M360 which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $1,698 for the HW-Q90R which is a 7.1.4 soundbar. The average price of a new Samsung soundbar is $510.

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. 15 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 15th best soundbar brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
262 reviews
#2
Bose
88%
88%
77 reviews
#3
86%
86%
21 reviews
#4
Sonos
85%
85%
413 reviews
#5
Japan
83%
83%
373 reviews
#6
Polk Audio
81%
81%
23 reviews
#7
Canton
79%
79%
50 reviews
#8
JBL
76%
76%
53 reviews
#9
Denon
75%
75%
89 reviews
#10
Razer
75%
75%
313 reviews
#11
Klipsch
75%
75%
7 reviews
#12
Harman Kardon
74%
74%
8 reviews
#13
Bluesound
73%
73%
59 reviews
#14
Audioengine
72%
72%
10 reviews
#15
South Korea
70%
70%
0 reviews
#16
VIZIO
United States
68%
68%
0 reviews
#17
Monitor Audio
68%
68%
2 reviews
#18
Wharfedale
68%
68%
1 review
#19
Supersonic
United States
66%
66%
0 reviews
#20
Anker
65%
65%
6 reviews
#21
QFX
62%
62%
0 reviews
#22
Trust
62%
62%
2 reviews
#23
Avtex
United Kingdom
59%
59%
1 review
#24
Lenovo
China
59%
59%
0 reviews
#25
DELL
United States
58%
58%
1 review
#26
Logik
United Kingdom
55%
55%
0 reviews
#27
Promethean
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
Dali
54%
54%
1 review
#29
Goodmans
53%
53%
0 reviews
#30
Creative
52%
52%
0 reviews
#31
Magnat
52%
52%
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 smaller selection of Samsung soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 12 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.

Whilst Samsung have a number of interesting features including 4k passthrough and smart soundbar, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$240
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,049
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$510
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,299
Price Distribution of Samsung Soundbars

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Soundbars Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Samsung soundbars. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular soundbar brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards Sonos LG Sony Razer Denon
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
2
3
3
avforums.com logo
2
5
1
1
Techradar logo
1
2
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
1
1
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
1
EISA.eu logo
1
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
Which? logo
2
gamerspotion.de logo
1
1
areadvd.de logo
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
hardware.info logo
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
1
99mac.se logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
15
2
5
37
3
Total
45
18
22
43
13

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-Q80R ($2,596), the Samsung HW-Q70R ($698) and the Samsung HWN650ZA ($230).

Samsung Smart Soundbar

Samsung soundbars that are smart soundbar include the Samsung HW-R450 ($148), the Samsung HW-Q80R ($2,596) and the Samsung HW-Q70R ($698).

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HW-Q60R

$779.99
Walmart
Samsung HW-Q60R
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Samsung HW-Q60R
360W
3.6g
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at $779.99 is the Samsung HW-Q60R, which has a Kagoo Score of 59.

Features We Love:
Acoustic Beam Technology
Tuned by harman kardon
Big power (360W)
Subwoofer included
Is 5.1 channels

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).

75
Features
Good Features
53
Value for Money
Average
59
Kagoo Score
Average
Unboxing The Samsung HWQ60R Soundbar
Unboxing The Samsung HWQ60R Soundbar

The cheapest price that we could find for the HW-Q60R in the US is $779.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HW-Q80R

$2,595.98
Walmart
Samsung HW-Q80R
Buy Now
Samsung HW-Q80R
370W
18.3g
WEIGHT

If you're looking for a high end Samsung soundbar then the Samsung HW-Q80R takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 61, but is a bit more expensive at $2,595.98.

Features We Love:
Big power (370W)
Is 5.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control

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).

75
Features
Good Features
61
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
54
Value for Money
Average
61
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HW-Q80R in the US is $2,595.98 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HW-R450

$147.99
Walmart
Samsung HW-R450
Buy Now
Samsung HW-R450
200W
1.5kg
WEIGHT

At only $147.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 62 the Samsung HW-R450 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Crystal Clear Sound
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control
Wall mountable

A good spec but only moderate value for money 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control and is wall mountable.

75
Features
Good Features
62
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
60
Value for Money
Good
62
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HW-R450 in the US is $147.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$207.99
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Samsung Soundbar?
Is Samsung the Best Soundbar Brand?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Soundbars Received?
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Soundbars
Samsung 4k Passthrough
Samsung Smart Soundbar
What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Soundbar?
What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?
What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Soundbar?

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