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Should You Buy a Samsung Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 27 January 2021
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should you buy a Samsung Soundbar?

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

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 6,900 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 $84 for the HW-T400 which is a 2.0 soundbar and go up to $7,249 for the HW-Q90R which is a 7.1.4 soundbar. The average price of a new Samsung soundbar is $766.

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%
1,971 reviews
#2
South Korea
93%
93%
442 reviews
#3
Sonos
89%
89%
1,227 reviews
#4
85%
85%
393 reviews
#5
Bose
85%
85%
77 reviews
#6
Polk Audio
82%
82%
35 reviews
#7
Denon
79%
79%
184 reviews
#8
JBL
77%
77%
53 reviews
#9
Canton
77%
77%
59 reviews
#10
Razer
75%
75%
313 reviews
#11
Bluesound
75%
75%
60 reviews
#12
Anker
74%
74%
7 reviews
#13
Klipsch
73%
73%
20 reviews
#14
Audioengine
73%
73%
10 reviews
#15
Harman Kardon
73%
73%
8 reviews
#16
Netherlands
69%
69%
42 reviews
#17
VIZIO
United States
68%
68%
0 reviews
#18
Monitor Audio
68%
68%
2 reviews
#19
Q Acoustics
66%
66%
32 reviews
#20
AVerMedia
65%
65%
14 reviews
#21
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#22
DELL
United States
64%
64%
2 reviews
#23
Trust
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
Supersonic
United States
63%
63%
0 reviews
#25
QFX
62%
62%
0 reviews
#26
Logik
United Kingdom
61%
61%
0 reviews
#27
Lenovo
China
59%
59%
0 reviews
#28
Creative
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
Naim
54%
54%
0 reviews
#30
Dali
54%
54%
1 review
#31
Creative Labs
53%
53%
0 reviews
#32
Goodmans
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
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 20 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 86%.

The average review score for a Samsung soundbar is 86%.

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 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $4,599
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$766
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,499
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
261
4 stars
93
3 stars
43
2 stars
14
1 star
21
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its soundbars than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 82% of user reviews for Samsung soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 87% 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
75%
6 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
75%
2 reviews
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%
3 reviews
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
82%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
83%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
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
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
1 review
60%
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
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
90%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
74%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
79%
141 reviews
77%
28 reviews
60%
55 reviews
78%
17 reviews
70%
16 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Average
83%
211 reviews
77%
110 reviews
74%
62 reviews
78%
51 reviews
75%
50 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

How Reliable Are Samsung Soundbars?

We checked over 6,900 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung soundbars. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung soundbar owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Samsung soundbars are reliable.

So, most people think that Samsung soundbars are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung soundbars that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

well made
avforums.com
considering it does not have a Sub Woofer as it has built in Subs
Bestbuy.com

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-Q900T ($1,148), the Samsung HW-Q70T ($0) and the Samsung HW-Q950T ($1,598).

Samsung Smart Soundbar

Samsung soundbars that are smart soundbar include the Samsung HW-R450 ($0), the Samsung HWR550ZA ($275) and the Samsung HW-Q900T ($1,148).

Samsung Multiroom

Samsung soundbars that support Multiroom include the Samsung HW-Q900T ($1,148), the Samsung HW-Q70T ($0) and the Samsung HW-Q950T ($1,598).

Samsung Dolby Atmos

Samsung soundbars that support Dolby Atmos include the Samsung HW-Q900T ($1,148), the Samsung HW-Q70T ($0) and the Samsung HW-Q950T ($1,598).

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HWQ60T

$389.95
Factory Outlet Store
Samsung HWQ60T
Buy Now
Samsung HWQ60T
360W
DOLBY
ATMOS
HDMI
X 1
3.4g
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at $389.95 is the Samsung HWQ60T, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
Dolby Atmos
Is 5.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Big power (360W)
Supports Bluetooth

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

82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the HWQ60T in the US is $389.95 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Ultimate Samsung Soundbar?

Samsung HW-Q950T

$1,597.99
eBay
Samsung HW-Q950T
Buy Now
Samsung HW-Q950T
546W
DOLBY
ATMOS
7.1g
WEIGHT

For those with an unlimited budget then the Samsung HW-Q950T is the best Samsung soundbar out there. At $1,597.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 74.

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

A good spec but only moderate value for money Bluetooth subwoofer included soundbar. It has a handheld remote control and a power of 546W, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

79
Features
Good Features
60
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HW-Q950T in the US is $1,597.99 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?
What Do the Samsung Soundbar Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Soundbars Received?
How Reliable Are Samsung Soundbars?
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 Ultimate Samsung Soundbar?

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