Samsung HW-Q800T vs Samsung HW-Q60T

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Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

HW-Q800T vs HW-Q60T comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
Samsung HW-Q60T
5.5
10
6
Multichannel surround
10
5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
Samsung HW-Q60T

Comparing Samsung HW-Q800T and Samsung HW-Q60T makes sense because it shows what devices in their segment can offer. HW-Q800T offers better sound and bass than its opponent - HW-Q60T. According to the results of our comparison, HW-Q800T received 8.2 points out of 10 possible, and HW-Q60T was rated 5.5 points.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Samsung HW-Q60T

  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Supports object-oriented sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Surround sound with DTS:X support
  • Possible to create a multi-room system
  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • Voice control supports
  • Built-in microphone

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60T over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • We do not know advantages

Audio features

Each of the compared models received 7 points for the audio features.

HW-Q800T
7
HW-Q60T
7

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the HW-Q800T and the HW-Q60T.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 channels, while the HW-Q60T has 5.1 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Samsung HW-Q800T has 330 (overall) W, and 360 (overall) W has the competitor.

HW-Q800T HW-Q60T
Built-in channels3.1.25.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W330 (overall)360 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)22
Separate speaker connectionswirelesswireless

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. Both reviewed devices are equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

HW-Q800T HW-Q60T
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The HW-Q800T received rating 10 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the HW-Q60T, in the same category, earned 5 out of 10 points.

HW-Q800T
10
HW-Q60T
5

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. Dolby Atmos surround sound support is implemented only in Samsung HW-Q800T.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. The manufacturer has implemented DTS:X technology only in HW-Q800T.

HW-Q800T HW-Q60T
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby DigitalDolby Digital
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS Digital SurroundDTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.

HW-Q800T
5
HW-Q60T
0

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service is available on the HW-Q800T.

HW-Q800T HW-Q60T
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas nothas not

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 9 out of 10, and Samsung HW-Q60T was rated 7 out of 10.

HW-Q800T
9
HW-Q60T
7

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the HW-Q800T.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The HW-Q800T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the HW-Q60T got 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

HW-Q800T HW-Q60T
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output1/01/1
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Only Samsung HW-Q800T has a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. The HW-Q800T has the ability to use a multiroom system.

HW-Q800T HW-Q60T
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

HW-Q800T HW-Q60T
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.596.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.3 x 4.1
Weight, kg/pounds3.1/7.93.1/7.5
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