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Should You Buy a Samsung Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 21 October 2020
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should you buy a Samsung Soundbar?

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

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 3,500 user and expert reviews and 270+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 500+ soundbars.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular soundbars. Their soundbars start at $158 for the HW-S40T which is a 2.0 soundbar and go up to $1,098 for the HW-Q900T which is a 7.1 soundbar. The average price of a new Samsung soundbar is $513.

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. 6 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 6th best soundbar brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
378 reviews
#2
Sonos
82%
82%
434 reviews
#3
Bose
76%
76%
77 reviews
#4
Razer
72%
72%
313 reviews
#5
Polk Audio
72%
72%
35 reviews
#6
South Korea
71%
71%
50 reviews
#7
JBL
69%
69%
53 reviews
#8
69%
69%
153 reviews
#9
Denon
69%
69%
91 reviews
#10
Anker
68%
68%
7 reviews
#11
Wharfedale
68%
68%
1 review
#12
VIZIO
United States
67%
67%
0 reviews
#13
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#14
Harman Kardon
65%
65%
8 reviews
#15
AVerMedia
65%
65%
14 reviews
#16
Canton
64%
64%
59 reviews
#17
Q Acoustics
62%
62%
32 reviews
#18
Klipsch
61%
61%
7 reviews
#19
Trust
61%
61%
2 reviews
#20
Monitor Audio
61%
61%
2 reviews
#21
QFX
60%
60%
0 reviews
#22
Supersonic
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#23
Bluesound
60%
60%
60 reviews
#24
Philips
Netherlands
59%
59%
33 reviews
#25
Logik
United Kingdom
58%
58%
0 reviews
#26
TCL
58%
58%
0 reviews
#27
Lenovo
China
58%
58%
0 reviews
#28
DELL
United States
57%
57%
2 reviews
#29
Creative
56%
56%
0 reviews
#30
Audioengine
55%
55%
10 reviews
#31
Naim
54%
54%
0 reviews
#32
Goodmans
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Dali
53%
53%
1 review
#34
Creative Labs
52%
52%
0 reviews
#35
Bang & Olufsen
51%
51%
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.

The average review score for a Samsung soundbar is 91%.

However Samsung soundbars tend to be more expensive than most other soundbar brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. Samsung also have worse reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a Samsung soundbar being 91%.

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

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
$513
$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
6
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
31
4 stars
6
3 stars
3
2 stars
1
1 star
1
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 88% of user reviews for Samsung soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 83% 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 Yamaha Denon Samsung
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
75%
13 reviews
78%
9 reviews
83%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
11 reviews
76%
14 reviews
83%
6 reviews
67%
3 reviews
94%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
4 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
78%
8 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
avforums.com logo
80%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
87%
3 reviews
72%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
82%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
93%
3 reviews
65%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
40%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
90%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
74%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
79%
142 reviews
77%
27 reviews
61%
56 reviews
78%
17 reviews
70%
15 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Average
84%
211 reviews
77%
110 reviews
72%
62 reviews
78%
51 reviews
72%
39 reviews
91%
6 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Soundbars Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 5 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 5 awards for its soundbars.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards Sonos LG Razer Yamaha Denon Samsung
Lydogbilde.no logo
6
2
3
3
3
avforums.com logo
2
5
3
1
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
Expert Reviews logo
2
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
CNET.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
1
areadvd.de logo
1
1
1
99mac.se logo
2
1
Which? logo
2
1
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
1
gamerspotion.de logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
16
2
37
3
5
Total
49
22
43
19
13
5

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 HW-Q70T ($395), the Samsung HWQ60T ($299) and the Samsung HW-Q800T ($500).

Samsung Smart Soundbar

Samsung soundbars that are smart soundbar include the Samsung HWQ60T ($299), the Samsung HW-Q800T ($500) and the Samsung HW-R450 ($125).

Samsung Multiroom

Samsung soundbars that support Multiroom include the Samsung HW-Q70T ($395), the Samsung HW-Q800T ($500) and the Samsung HWQ950T ($1,398).

Samsung Dolby Atmos

Samsung soundbars that support Dolby Atmos include the Samsung HW-Q70T ($395), the Samsung HW-Q800T ($500) and the Samsung HWQ950T ($1,398).

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HWQ60T

$299.42
eBay
Samsung HWQ60T
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Samsung HWQ60T
360W
HDMI
X 1
3.4g
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at $299.42 is the Samsung HWQ60T, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

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

A fully featured and good value for money 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).

82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the HWQ60T in the US is $299.42 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HW-Q70T

$395.00
Walmart
Samsung HW-Q70T
Buy Now
Samsung HW-Q70T
330W
DOLBY
ATMOS
HDMI
X 1
3.6kg
WEIGHT

If you're looking for a high end Samsung soundbar then the Samsung HW-Q70T takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 82, but is a bit more expensive at $395.

Features We Love:
Multiroom
Dolby Atmos
Is 3.1.2 channels
Subwoofer included
Big power (330W)

A fully featured and cheap 3.1.2 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).

82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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The cheapest price that we could find for the HW-Q70T in the US is $395.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Ultimate Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HWQ950T

$1,397.99
eBay
Samsung HWQ950T
Buy Now
Samsung HWQ950T
108W
DOLBY
ATMOS
HDMI
2.1 X
1
7.1g
WEIGHT

For those with an unlimited budget then the Samsung HWQ950T is the best Samsung soundbar out there. At $1,397.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 79.

Features We Love:
Multiroom
Dolby Atmos
Is 9.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth

A fully featured and audio channels enabled Bluetooth subwoofer included soundbar. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
66
Value for Money
Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HWQ950T in the US is $1,397.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HWS40TZA

$157.99
Walmart
Samsung HWS40TZA
Buy Now
Samsung HWS40TZA
100W
NO
1.9kg
WEIGHT

At only $157.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 76 the Samsung HWS40TZA makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Music mode
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control
Wall mountable

A good spec but 2 year old 2 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control and is wall mountable.

79
Features
Good Features
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HWS40TZA in the US is $157.99 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 Multiroom
Samsung Dolby Atmos
What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Soundbar?
What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?
What is the Ultimate Samsung Soundbar?
What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Soundbar?

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