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Should You Buy a Samsung Soundbar?

Updated 06 January 2020 by Matthew
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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 2,600 user and expert reviews and 200+ 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 $100 for the HW-J250 which is a 2.2 soundbar and go up to $1,698 for the HW-N950 which is a 7.1 soundbar. The average price of a new Samsung soundbar is $574.

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%
261 reviews
#2
Bose
88%
88%
94 reviews
#3
87%
87%
21 reviews
#4
Sonos
85%
85%
413 reviews
#5
Polk Audio
83%
83%
23 reviews
#6
Razer
78%
78%
313 reviews
#7
Harman Kardon
76%
76%
7 reviews
#8
Klipsch
75%
75%
7 reviews
#9
Denon
75%
75%
17 reviews
#10
AVerMedia
74%
74%
14 reviews
#11
Canton
73%
73%
43 reviews
#12
Monitor Audio
72%
72%
2 reviews
#13
Audioengine
71%
71%
10 reviews
#14
JBL
70%
70%
53 reviews
#15
South Korea
69%
69%
0 reviews
#16
VIZIO
United States
69%
69%
0 reviews
#17
DELL
United States
68%
68%
1 review
#18
Bluesound
67%
67%
59 reviews
#19
Anker
65%
65%
6 reviews
#20
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#21
Supersonic
United States
64%
64%
0 reviews
#22
Trust
62%
62%
2 reviews
#23
Avtex
United Kingdom
60%
60%
1 review
#24
Lenovo
China
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
QFX
56%
56%
0 reviews
#26
Promethean
55%
55%
0 reviews
#27
Dali
54%
54%
1 review
#28
Goodmans
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
Logik
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#30
Creative
52%
52%
0 reviews
#31
Naim
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 wide selection of Samsung soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with 10 Samsung soundbars currently on the market in the US.

However Samsung soundbars 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, smart soundbar and Multiroom, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$257
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$574
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,449
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 given to 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 Razer JBL Canton
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
2
6
avforums.com logo
2
5
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
3
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
1
Techradar logo
1
2
2
Expert Reviews logo
2
1
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
1
2
soundandvision.com logo
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
lite-magazin.de logo
1
2
areadvd.de logo
1
2
audiovision.de logo
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
gamerspotion.de logo
1
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
Which? logo
2
99mac.se logo
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
1
pcgameware.co.uk logo
1
Other Expert Sites
18
2
36
1
1
Total
45
18
43
7
17

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-Q70R ($648), the Samsung HWN650ZA ($450) and the Samsung HW-Q60R ($749).

Samsung Smart Soundbar

Samsung soundbars that are smart soundbar include the Samsung HW-Q70R ($648), the Samsung HW-Q90R ($1,698) and the Samsung HW-N950 ($0).

Samsung Multiroom

Samsung soundbars that support Multiroom include the Samsung HW-N950 ($0).

Samsung Acoustic Beam Technology

Samsung soundbars that feature Acoustic Beam Technology include the Samsung HW-Q60R ($749).

What is the Best High End Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HW-Q60R

$749.00
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Samsung HW-Q60R
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Samsung HW-Q60R
360W
3.6g
WEIGHT

If you're looking for a high end Samsung soundbar then the Samsung HW-Q60R takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 59, but is a bit more expensive at $749.

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

A good spec but only ok value for money 5.1.2 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 $749.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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

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