Samsung Q600C vs Samsung S60B

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Q600C vs S60B comparison chart

Overall
Samsung Q600C
5.6
Samsung S60B
8.4
4
9
Multichannel surround
10
10

Samsung Q600C vs Samsung S60B review

Samsung Q600C
vs
Samsung S60B

Against the background of the increasing popularity of soundbars, the comparison of Samsung Q600C and Samsung S60B takes place. And based on the available data, we can conclude that S60B has better sound and performance than Q600C. According to the results of our comparison, Q600C received 5.6 points out of 10 possible, and S60B was rated 8.4 points.

Advantages Samsung Q600C over Samsung S60B

  • Separate subwoofer provided

Advantages Samsung S60B over Samsung Q600C

  • Available the Apple Music service
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • Voice control supports
  • App for remote control
  • Built-in microphone

Audio features

The Q600C is rated 7 of 10 against 6 for the S60B according to the audio features rating.

Q600C
7
S60B
6

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 Q600C and the S60B.

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 Q600C has 3.1.2 channels, while the S60B has 5.0 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Samsung Q600C has 360 (overall) W, and 200 (overall) W has the competitor.

Q600C S60B
Built-in channels3.1.25.0
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W360 (overall)200 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)00
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. The Q600C comes with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

Q600C S60B
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 multichannel sound reproduction capabilities of the soundbars were rated 10 out of 10.

Q600C
10
S60B
10

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. If we consider the models in terms of support for Dolby Atmos, then both soundbars can work with this technology.

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. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is included in each of these soundbars.

Q600C S60B
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos MusicDolby Digital Plus, Dolby 5.0ch
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS 5.1chDTS Virtual:X, DTS 5.1ch

Streaming services

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

Q600C
0
S60B
10

The popular Spotify service is available on the S60B.

Q600C S60B
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notPandora, SoundCloud

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. Connectivity of competitors was rated 7 out of 10.

Q600C
7
S60B
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 S60B.

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 competitors in this comparison has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.

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.

Q600C S60B
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output1/11/1
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 S60B has its own remote control application. Only Samsung S60B 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. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

Q600C S60B
Voice control
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

Q600C S60B
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in103x5.7x10.5/40.5x2.2x4.167x6.2x10.5/26.3x2.4x4.1
Weight, kg/pounds3.8/8.32.7/6
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