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3.5 | 37 Reviews

HW-Q950T 9.1.4ch Soundbar w/ Dolby Atmos / DTS:X and Alexa Built-in (2020)

Samsung HWQ950T

Features

  • 3D True surround sound with Dolby Atmos/DTS:X
  • Up-firing rear speakers included

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Infinite Sound Immersion

The top of the line Q Series soundbar engulfs the room in 3D True Surround Sound. The included wireless front and up-firing rear speakers give even more depth and immersion as it projects sound from above and around.

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True 3D surround sound from every direction

Explore the depths of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Dual technology that captures each distinct sound as it flows above and around you.

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Immersing you in captivating sound

Through the 20 speaker system, the soundbar's 9 channels, 1 subwoofer channel, and 4 up-firing channels envelope you in sound. With wide speakers on both corners of the soundbar, powerful audio fills the space and rear speakers amplify the surround sound experience.

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Sound that takes you into the scene

With wireless up-firing rear speakers included, sound wraps around and above by reflecting sound off the ceiling to deliver breathtaking overhead audio for the ultimate theater sound quality right in your home.

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Q Soundbar & QLED TV, in perfect harmony

Breakthrough technology that synchronizes Samsung QLED TV speakers with the Q-Series soundbar speakers for fuller, more immersive, cinematic sound.

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Music comes alive with your voice

Your soundbar comes with Alexa Built-in*. Enjoy all the things you know and love about Alexa, with the advantage of powerful, optimized sound from your soundbar.

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Sound optimized for each scene

Soundbar Q950T analyzes your content to automatically deliver optimized sound based on each scene, letting you hear speech clearly even at the lowest volumes.

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Engineered by sound innovation experts

Designed, tested, and tuned at our state-of-the-art California Audio Lab, where world-class audio engineers apply advanced acoustic technologies and cutting-edge computer modeling to give you perfectly balanced, room-filling sound.

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Craftsmanship beyond sound

A sound system designed to be part of your home. The refined design features Kvadrat textiles and complements any interior with the perfect balance of style, cutting-edge technology and durability.

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Simply tap and play

Play music from your smartphone on your soundbar with just a tap. Simply tap the soundbar with your smartphone and start playing your favorite playlist.

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Hear better. Play better

Connect your console to the soundbar to boost your gaming experience. Optimize sound, while offering clear directional sound to gain the advantage.

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A sound connection boost

HDMI eARC allows you to hear quality and lossless sound even when connected to other devices via your TV like DVD players or game consoles.

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A world of sound with one remote

One remote is all you need. Control key soundbar functions like power, volume, and even sound effects with the Samsung TV remote.

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One app to listen smart

Take connected living to the next level. SmartThings app lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home.

Infinite Sound Immersion The top of the line Q Series soundbar engulfs the room in 3D True Surround Sound. The included wireless front and up-firing rear speakers give even more depth and immersion as it projects sound from above and around.

True 3D surround sound from every direction Explore the depths of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Dual technology that captures each distinct sound as it flows above and around you.

Immersing you in captivating sound Through the 20 speaker system, the soundbar's 9 channels, 1 subwoofer channel, and 4 up-firing channels envelope you in sound. With wide speakers on both corners of the soundbar, powerful audio fills the space and rear speakers amplify the surround sound experience.

Sound that takes you into the scene With wireless up-firing rear speakers included, sound wraps around and above by reflecting sound off the ceiling to deliver breathtaking overhead audio for the ultimate theater sound quality right in your home.

Q Soundbar & QLED TV, in perfect harmony Breakthrough technology that synchronizes Samsung QLED TV speakers with the Q-Series soundbar speakers for fuller, more immersive, cinematic sound.

Music comes alive with your voice Your soundbar comes with Alexa Built-in*. Enjoy all the things you know and love about Alexa, with the advantage of powerful, optimized sound from your soundbar.

Sound optimized for each scene Soundbar Q950T analyzes your content to automatically deliver optimized sound based on each scene, letting you hear speech clearly even at the lowest volumes.

Engineered by sound innovation experts Designed, tested, and tuned at our state-of-the-art California Audio Lab, where world-class audio engineers apply advanced acoustic technologies and cutting-edge computer modeling to give you perfectly balanced, room-filling sound.

Craftsmanship beyond sound A sound system designed to be part of your home. The refined design features Kvadrat textiles and complements any interior with the perfect balance of style, cutting-edge technology and durability.

Simply tap and play Play music from your smartphone on your soundbar with just a tap. Simply tap the soundbar with your smartphone and start playing your favorite playlist.

Hear better. Play better Connect your console to the soundbar to boost your gaming experience. Optimize sound, while offering clear directional sound to gain the advantage.

A sound connection boost HDMI eARC allows you to hear quality and lossless sound even when connected to other devices via your TV like DVD players or game consoles.

A world of sound with one remote One remote is all you need. Control key soundbar functions like power, volume, and even sound effects with the Samsung TV remote.

One app to listen smart Take connected living to the next level. SmartThings app lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home.

Features

  • 3D True surround sound with Dolby Atmos/DTS:X
  • Up-firing rear speakers included
General
Color Black
Number of Channels 9.1.4 Ch
Total Power (W) 546W
Center Speaker Yes
Up-firing Speaker Yes
Side-firing speaker Yes (Full Range)
Features
Wide Range Tweeter Yes
Audio Processing
Dolby Dolby ATMOS, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
DTS DTS:X DTS digital Surround
Audio Features
Sound Mode Surround Sound expansion Game Pro Standard Adaptive
Q-Symphony Yes
Wireless Rear Speaker included Yes
Wide Range Tweeter Yes
Video Features
4K Video Pass Yes
HDR HDR 10+
Speakers
Number of Speakers 20
Subwoofer Included Yes
Subwoofer Type Wireless Active
AV Decoding Format
WAV Yes
MP3 Yes
WMA Yes
OGG Yes
FLAC Yes
AAC Yes
ALAC Yes
AIFF Yes
Connectivity
HDMI In 2
HDMI Out 1
HDMI eARC Yes
Optical Inputs Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth ® Yes
Bluetooth ® Power On Yes
One Remote Control Yes
Voice Features Yes (Built-in)
SmartThings App compatibility Yes
Power Consumption
Stand-by Power Consumption (Main) 0.45
Stand-by Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 0.45W
Operating Power Consumption (Main) 47W
Operating Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 28W
Free Voltage Yes
Rated Voltage AC110-240V~ 50/60Hz
Energy Star Yes
Dimensions & Weight
Product Dimensions (W x H x D) 48.0" x 2.7" x 5.4"
Product Weight (lb.) 15.7 lbs.
Spk (sub woofer) Net Dimension (W x H x D) 8.3" x 15.9" x 15.9"
Spk (sub woofer) Net Weight 21.6 lbs.
Rear Speaker Net Dimension (W X H X D) 4.7" x 8.3" x 5.6"
Spk (rear) Net Weight (lb.) 4.6 lbs.
Package Size (inches) 51.3" x 24.4" x 10.9"
Package Weight (lbs) 61.3 lbs.
Accessory
Remote Control Yes
Wall Mount Kit Yes
Battery for Remote Controller Yes
Cable Included HDMI
ENERGY STAR® Certified
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
Key Features
Q Series Yes

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3.5 out of 5

56% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Wow wow wow

Ka0979231 11/25/2020

Setup this sound system with my q90 and what a perfect pair. Sports, movies, gaming. Sound quality is amazing and makes everything feel like you are there. Hands down one of the best soundbar systems I've ever heard. Have a sonos on another tv and the Samsung system is such a better sound
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

4 Stars

Incredible sound stage with deep bass!

chithien 11/25/2020

The HW-Q950T sound-bar is one of a kind and a force to be reckoned with. I did not encounter any issues with setup and installations when I followed the manual verbatim. The wireless speakers, sound-bar and subwoofer all connected flawlessly. Note: You must connect the Subwoofer first, then the left and right surround speakers and the sound bar last in that sequence for the system to paired correctly. Otherwise; if you just plug it in randomly, you will spend an hour trying to get the system to connect and paired manually. As far as sounds goes, the Q950T delivers the very best sound that a sound bar can offer. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats are essentially why I loved this sound bar. It feels so surreal watching movies and I enjoyed the immersive 360 deg effects from the discrete surround sounds in the sound stage. The sound bar is able to get super loud without succumbing to distortions. The bass is deep and is great for action movies with explosions scenes or horror films with scary things creeping up behind or above you. Listening to music can be an immersive experience as well like at a symphony or opera. This sound bar can play any genres of music with well balanced and true to life precision sounds. Each drum beat, key and notes as well as vocal are accurate and clear. You can reminisce over classical music or jamming out to your favorite pop songs. Unfortunately, this is the first time that I'm disappointed in Samsung when it comes to the design and quality of material. Despite it being a flagship and premium sound-bar, it's made mostly out of plastic and fabric material which makes it look cheap and a step down from Samsung's other sound bar that use metal grilles. I own the Samsung N950 earlier model and the metal grilles and solid built stands out when compared to the Q950T. Furthermore, Samsung's decided to put the LED screen on the top side of the soundbar this year was also a bad choice. You have to stand directly in front of the sound bar to make adjustments, see output format or volume level which is very inconvenience since most people sit down while watching tv/movies. Last but not least, The decision to use fabric instead of metal grilles like its previous model not only makes the sound bar looks inferior and low quality but also a lint, dirt and pet hair magnet and a scratch post for cats. It is very hard to keep clean unless you constantly run a lint roller over it every hour. It seems like an after thought on Samsung part
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

4 Stars

Easy Audio Upgrade for an TV

DancinGeorge 11/25/2020

Lately, it seems a lot of people are buying massive new televisions. A 70-inch screen is certainly impressive to have, but unfortunately most people seem to skip over on their audio. Those fancy large screen displays, usually don't have much more than two down-firing speakers. A good upgrade to go with any display is through the purchase of a soundbar. A basic soundbar is the perfect upgrade and certainly going to improve the sound quality. However, if you want the best audio you will need a soundbar that is properly equip to decode the newer audio codex like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. This soundbar is the perfect solution for those that want the best audio technologies at home. If you are going to go to the store, I suggest you bring a friend because this box weighs 61 pounds! The box is also over 4 feet long and includes the soundbar, one 8-inch subwoofer, two rear surrounds, 4 power cables and a remote with batteries. The soundbar can be mounted to a wall if desired and so can the rear surrounds. A paper template is provided along with two brackets if you wish to mount your soundbar to the wall. Unfortunately, no wall mounts are provided for the rear speakers.' Setup is incredibly easy. All you need to do to get up and running is place the soundbar where you want. Connect the HDMI and power cable. Attach the power cable to the subwoofer and the rears and you are good to go. Seriously, no actual setup process is needed and it works straight out of the box. You can also choose to ditch the HDMI cable and use a Bluetooth connection if you have a compatible Samsung television. The top of the soundbar has a tiny display that you will only see if you happen to stand over it which is not very useful. If you have a display that supports HDMI-CEC you don't wouldn't really need the included remote as you can use your regular T.V. remote to turn up, turn down or mute the volume. If volume is something you are after, this soundbar is certainly going to deliver. In my small space, I never had the volume past 10 and that was loud enough to not only fill my entire living room, but the rest of the house as well! Sound quality is pretty good to with excellent mids and highs. Dialog is very clear and easily heard. For me, I found the bass to be rather weak. There was not enough punch or ruble to it as I would like. I tried different settings, but found very little difference. Channel separation was also very nice and easily distinguishable. Overall, good product!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Thoroughly Impressed

Bkfarrell 11/25/2020

Using this opportunity to replace an older Digital Optical based surround sound system that had big limitations. All I can say after installing the Q950T is WOW, this thing is amazing. With support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, my theater room is ready to boom. It is absolutely amazing that a system like this can accurately place a sound in any virtual location in the area between me and the TV screen. I find myself specifically looking for content now that supports Atmos so I can make as much use of the Q950T as I can. Installation was simple and quick, even with me able to reuse the surround sound wall mounts I had for the previous system. Pairing the remote speakers was quick and intuitive. Since I also have a Samsung TV, the volume is controlled through the main TV remote which makes things simple. I'm looking forward to many more movie nights with the family this winter!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Theater Sound at Home!

Joyceamoore 11/25/2020

The Samsung sound bar was just what we needed to take our movie viewing to the next level! The sound is so clear and the experience surrounds you. You can feel the sound throughout your body and it makes you miss the theater less. Nothing beats relaxing in your own home and enjoying the superior sound that this sound bar puts out!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

The Q950T has a large and immersive soundstage!

BooneFam5 11/25/2020

The Q950T delivers a wide soundstage with balanced audio throughout the room. It has more than enough punch to feel like you're in a small movie theater. This Soundbar is massive yet slim enough to sit in front of most TV's. Bonus: a wall mount is included in the box! As soon as I opened the Smart Things app it recognized the Q950T and easily added it. If you prefer more visual controls Smart Things offers just that along with being Alexa enabled. I listed to a few high-quality Dolby Atmos demos and made minor adjustments to the factory settings. I then watching Godzilla and Ready Player one, I almost forgot I was in the living room and not my dedicated home theater. Sound separation is amazing, the center channel projects clear vocals no matter what volume it's at. In a dedicated theater you want to feel the bass not hear it, the Q950T sub does an excellent job of that. Dolby Atmos and DTSx affects are very challenging to accomplish whiteout physical speakers in your ceiling. Somehow this amazing Soundbar pulls it off well, the timing of reflective audio and clarity is immersive!!! When listing to music you'll appreciate hearing sounds you may not have heard before. It's nearly impossible to listen at max volume though very clear it's just that loud. The wide soundstage really shows out when listing to music, especially live concerts! Play some Hip-Hop or EDM and you'll feel like you're at a Nightclub in NY or Miami! I've added a few pics to show the size differences between the Q950T and their mid-tear Q70T. Though it's large it's not an eyesore or intrusive. My only small gripe is that the display is on top, why???? Everything else is near perfection! You will not be disappointed with the Q950T, it's worth the premium!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Best in class Dolby Atmos Soundbar system

GKBINSDR 11/25/2020

I have been on the hunt for a good Dolby Atmos system for a while now, and I think I have found mine! I have used the Samsung HW-Q950T for over three weeks now and am completely blown away by its performance. Here are the details of my experience... Look and Feel: The shape of the soundbar seems a little odd when you look at it for the first time with its angular finish on the side. But you will start admiring it and will be amazed how much that shape makes a difference in your sound experience once you start using it. The unique shape on the sides equips the soundbar to project sound in different directions which will give you a premium immersive surround sound. Also the soundbar features the 'Kvadrat textiles' finish which gives it an elegant and premium look unlike a typical plastic or mesh finish. The surround speakers are equally elegant in the looks and adds to the complete immersive sound experience with their added up firing speakers. Setup: The surround speakers as well as the woofer are true wireless in a sense that they do not connect to a receiver. You simply connect all of the devices to a power sources and you are good to go. This gives an advantage as well as flexibility to place them wherever you want without worrying about long cables connecting each other running across the home (Since all of the components are true wireless the sequence of connecting them in the setup process is crucial so please follow the instructions carefully to save time and avoid frustration). The soundbar has 2 HDMI inputs and supports eARC. The other HDMI input comes in handy when you want to connect a secondary device other than tv. Also if your tv supports eARC, then any device connected to TV will also have the dolby atmos capabilities since the eARC allows lossless passthrough for the sound. This is a big advantage which allows to enjoy true 4d sound even with the connected devices. Performance: This is by far the best Dolby Atmos system I have come across. The up firing speakers both on the soundbar as well as the speakers provide a very immersive 3d sound. This system features a 9.1.4 setup and the sound levels can be adjusted on each module independently. Interestingly enough the audio settings go from -6 to 6 so few users might miss this . The woofer adds a nice rumbling effect which you can sense on the floor. Hook this up to a projector to see the living room convert to a mini theater, grab your popcorn and jump right in!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Amazing surround sound!

willsyr 11/24/2020

I have had three other surround sound systems in my house and this blows them all away! Amazing sound, really brings movies and TV to life all around you! Extremely easy to install and even easier to setup with a Samsung TV. Link via Bluetooth or WiFi. The built in Alexa feature is awesome and allows you to easily play music. With smart things you can also easily connect directly to the speakers with your phone and play music or video. This setup has it all, sleek form factor and looks, amazing sound quality, easy to setup and feature packed. You couldn't ask for a better surround sound system!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

So satisfying

dan2433 11/23/2020

This system sounds great. I used to have a 5.1 system, but this is different. It integrates seamlessly with my TV. Easy to setup, with amazing sound. I never really thought you could have that in theater experience at home, but with the right TV and sound system, you can. I love the effects with ATMOS. I have watched movies just to experience the effect. I love that some streaming services (Disney+, Netflix) are utilizing it. It is noticeable when absent. In have found watching regular TV can seem disappointing when you have been using this system. Its not the fault of the soundbar, its just the system is so good when it utilizes the full rear and height effects. It is easy to setup out of the box (a big and HEAVY box) . Everything connects wirelessly. You plug each speaker into power and thats it. Simple A little too simple perhaps? The instruction show that you should angle the rear speakers in. But the mounts attach to the rear wall at a 90 degree. I ended up placing them on a table behind me, and the effect was much better. The subwoofer is great. It replaces a much bigger one I had, but it sound 'bigger'. It goes deep and you feel it. I don't know how accurate it sounds with music, but movies it excels. I think overall, it met most of my expectations. And exceeded many others. I did not think I would appreciate a simplified soundboard system after years with a dedicated receiver and separate speakers, but really do.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

2 Stars

Amazing sound - Horrible experience

SoundbarGuy 11/20/2020

short and sweet: this device sounds amazing, when it works. out the box, few popping issues with the sub and a few disconnects with the rear speakers. i've even had the devices lose power while still being plugged into the wall. after the 1017.5 update these seem fixed. however, with my xbox plugged directly in the soundbar (hdmi 1) i constantly lose audio while watching movies. i have to switch in and out of hdmi 1 or power on/off the soundbar for the audio to come back. i wanted to return the product but the retailer did not want to reimburse me. this device does not support lpcm audio either. seems ridiculous as previous flagship models does support it (ex: q90r). amazing sound though... not worth the price tag - too many issues and headaches to get it functionning properly.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Big, beautiful soundbar with amazing clarity

meiyaps 11/19/2020

This is a big beautiful soundbar with wireless rear speakers and sub-woofer. I was taken aback by the size of the box it came in. It was much bigger than I expected, but, of course it had to be big given the length of the soundbar and height of the sub-woofer. Setup was a breeze and given that I had a Samsung QLED television, it was all the more easier. The included remote control looks neat. I upgraded from a 5.1 ch system and the difference was huge to say the least. The front channel as well as the rear speakers produced better and clearer sound. Ton of features that you would expect from a top of the line surround system including Dolby Atmos & DTS:X. If you are invested in the Alexa smart world, then this will be another addition to your collection. Some cool features like tap to play from phone to soundbar was like the icing on the cake. Overall, very impressed with the soundbar and would highly recommend.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Bass is amazing

Chrischen1 11/19/2020

I've been using the Q950T sound bar for almost a week now and it has changed the way I watch movies and listen to music. The bass is amazing and the 3D surround sound with Atmos makes me feel like I'm inside the movie. Setup: Set up was a breeze. I followed the abbreviated instructions and did not have any issues. The entire unboxing and set up took about 20 minutes. Features: The sound bar comes with Alexa built in and integrated with my Alexa Smart Home devices seamlessly. I use the soundbar to turn on my heater, set alarms, turn my lights on and off. I moved my Echo to another room because it has become redundant with the soundbar's Alexa feature. Bluetooth connectivity is very useful, as I was able to stream music from my laptop. I DJ casually, and the bluetooth simplifies my life as I do not need to connect my mixer to an audio cable to feed into the speakers. Display: The display is very minimal and on the top of the unit and scrolls. Although some people online have complained about it, I do not think it's an issue because I am dialing the sound up and down based on the volume and I do not need to know the exact number the sound is on. The light could also be distracting when watching movies with the lights off, so I appreciate that the light is on top. Overall: Overall, I've very happy with the tech and the sound. The sounbar has everything I'd want in a soundbar - bluetooth connectivity; wireless connectivity between the speakers; sound modes for different activities; amazing base; modern minimal design.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

3 Stars

Great when it works

Sree 11/17/2020

this soundbar is amazing when it works but has lot of s/w glitches. the rears and subwoofer disconnect often and also the audio cuts out for a split second randombly when watching a movie. i went to the store to return this for sonos arc and the rep asked me to try the new batch of this model to see if it makes a difference. so far with the replacement, the connection with sub and rear is stable but the audio is still cutting out randomly. i will monitor and try to resolve this issue with samsung. if not, i will return this for sonos arc.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing sound quality

PanthersDen1 11/16/2020

This soundbar is amazing. It's paired perfectly with my Q90T TV and with Q-Symphony setup, the audio quality, in my opinion, surpasses the $3000 floor standing speakers that we've been using. That fact that I was able to eliminate all the speaker cables was just an added bonus. Sure I swapped out speaker cables for power cables, but the power cables are a lot less mess than what my speaker cables were, especially for the front speakers. Some of the key features of this amazing soundbar is the Q-Symphony, which uses select Samsung TV's built-in speakers in sync with the soundbar speakers to greatly improve sound quality. There is also 4 different sound modes (Surround sound expansion, Game Pro, Standard and Adaptive). The soundbar has Alexa built-in, which brings with it your typical Alexa voice features. The soundbar can be connected to the SmartThings app for greater control over the audio. It also has multiple connectivity options: 2 x HDMI In, 1 x HDMI out, HDMI eArc, Optical out, WiFi and Bluetooth. I do like the tap and play feature where I just tap the back of my Note 20 Ultra to the designated spot on the soundbar and I can then play my music from the phone through to the soundbar. This is by far the best soundbar I've ever owned and I'm liking it more than my current $3000 floor speakers and subwoofer setup. Both my movies and music just sound amazing through it, I'm definitely estactic with this purchase.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Perfectly Powerful Soundbar

ckenisell 11/16/2020

Prior to purchasing this HW-Q950T Soundbar, we were simply using the speakers built into the flat-screen TV in our bedroom. This soundbar has really exceeded our expectations. Set up was a breeze as the provided documentation was simple and easy to follow. The Samsung Smart Things app can be utilized to update the soundbar's firmware. There are four HDMI inputs and a digital optical port. One of the HDMI ports supports ARC which allows the soundbar to communicate with any ARC compatible television. Using this option allows the TV to turn the power of the soundbar on/off and the volume control on the TV will also adjust the volume of the soundbar. As for the sound quality, the Q950T is very powerful and the clarity is outstanding. The 9.1.4 speakers really create an enveloping sound that is amazing. The wireless rear speakers are placed on the night stands on both sides of our bed and, while the soundbar itself can be mounted to the wall with the included hardware, we chose to simply place it on top of our dresser just under the television. The 8 inch subwoofer packs a lot of punch that is responsive and honors the original movie or television show. We conveniently placed it on the floor next to the dresser. Finally, this soundbar supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS and DTS:X for 3D True Surround Sound. It also supports Bluetooth and can be controlled by using your voice with Alexa support. I highly recommend this soundbar for any audio enthusiast.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Live Concert sound and feel at home

mdaniel428 11/11/2020

Our house holds the limited blueray live concert of Arashi 5x20. The speaker brings the concert to the home. The amazing bass rumble, the rear firing speaker blaring, and the main delivering the amazing melody. The sound was exquisite filling the whole living room. The set up was simple and it was literally plug and play. We attached the speaker to the ARC HDMI port and it will turn on with the TV to deliver the sound needed without needing to connect or manually turn it on. I linked the device to my Samsung phone through Smart things and the many functions it provides is fun to use. Simply tapping the phone to the main speaker I can play the music I was playing directly to the speaker. We have Alexa, but now we get another Alexa we can use as the speaker can be used in the living room. In love with theses speakers and we cannot go back to the old tv speakers as they were supremely inferior to the quality we have now.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Blown Away

Morriganrayne 11/11/2020

We love theater, audio, movies, etc. We love to watch movies and having the feeling of being in a movie theater is very important to us. We were very excited to have the opportunity to try out the Samsung HW-Q950T. It comes with the sound bar, which is low profile and full of speakers. Top, sides, front. Just wow. The subwoofer is very nice and not bulky. It is tall and relatively thin. There are two rear speakers that you can mount behind you on either side. The remote and batteries are included. The first thing is the system is Bluetooth so you only have power cords to worry about. It is so easy to set up anyone can do it. We chose to use an optical cord but it comes with hdmi. So we hooked it up within a few minutes. There are several settings and they show up on the sound bar top. So, wow. Just wow. Blown. Away. The sound is crisp, clear, and powerful. It came from all sides. We turned on 2 fast 2 furious in order to really test it out. I could hear motorcycles behind me, blasts of nitro all around. The music was crazy booming and clear. It really felt like we were in a movie theater. The rumbles, the feeling that you are there, in the movie. It just fills the room. You can also use the smart things app on your Samsung phone. All you do is tap it to the sound bar and it plays whatever is on the phone. Hands down, this sound bar is top notch. It even has Alexa built in if you want to use it. Dolby Atmos kicks everything up a notch. I highly recommend watching a movie with all kinds of sounds and music when you first get it. It will blow you away, too!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Not sure if I made a good purchase yet

Ariqui 11/8/2020

not sure how many hours i have dedicated to manage to connect the rear and subwoofer speakers. i am still unable to get them connected. i followed the instructions, make sure that it has the latest firmware. it seems that samsung team is unable to help me. what i get until now is just someone reading me back what it is written in the manual. about to return the product and terribly disappointed on the amount of time wasted with this unit.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

HDMI 2.1 and LPCM decoding oversight

raz25 10/28/2020

this soundbar is advertised as being hdmi 2.1 but unfortunately it is not able to decode lpcm which is used with apple tv or gaming in windows. for this reason i had to return the soundbar. if samsung were to fix this issue i would gladly buy it again.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

How much

June 10/21/2020

my 300 dollars one i got at walmart works just as good
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4 Stars

Amazing sound quality, and good buy on sale

Amazing picture quality 10/19/2020

after reading the reviews on this site i was a little nervous about buying this system. with the purchase of a tv and the sale on the sound bar i was able to get a killer deal. i had no problems setting up and connecting the system, just followed the directions. the sound system sounds amazing, especially with dolby atmos material. only thing i don't like is there is no display on the front.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Does it fully make use of Playstation 5 3D audio?

Concerned Customer 10/16/2020

does this sound bar fully utilize the new 3d audio functionality of the next generation consoles, playstation 5 and xbox series x?
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5 Stars

Great sounding speaker

Beffynerd 10/15/2020

soubds great in my 11x11 room with 8 ft ceilings connectes to my sony 90h tv. i use my tv's remote to control the volune and the smart things app to control other stuff. pretty seamless to setup. the lcd screen placement is not good, nor is the black fabric. but it sounds amazing. samsung: dont use that baroc again. looks cheap. youre previous models look much better. keep the lcd viewable when sitting. suggest makibg it compatable with google chromecast and a more seamless experience in the smart things to control more without having to get up to look at the lcd screen
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Stay far away from it. Regret purchasing it

Mike 10/10/2020

the very limited programming possibilities make it useless: - no option to change wake up volume - no option to assign specific sound mode to source - you have to stand in front of it to see display on top and no visual feedback on tv, making it impossible to use limited sound options - smartthings options are a joke, you can connect to it but the options are very limited. e.g. , you can connect to harmony but it's pretty much limited to the few buttons on the original remote. so if you wanted to program it to always have adaptive sound for a source you'd have to program to press" sound mode a specific number of times to get it. that only works if it starts out on the exact same sound mode setting. i very much regret replacing my previous 7.1 setup with this overpriced piece of junk!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

False Promises

RJDouble 10/1/2020

i initially owned the hw-n950, which is basically the 2018 version of the hw-q90r and hw-q950t. i was initially pleased but after 2 years of ownership there was no support with firmware fixes and the promised earc update to the n950 never happened. As for the q950t, it's same story - it has the potential to be a great soundbar, although, it is plagued with issues right now that i wasn't aware of when purchased. 1. basically it doesn't support earc functionality (mainly dts:x due to bandwidth issues) and 2. it doesn't support lpcm 5.1/7.1, it just downscales to pcm (which really is a joke). that being said, it is absolutely useless with the new generation of consoles coming out. in the end, i will be returning this sound bar, because it's not worth the hefty price tag.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Unreliable wireless connection to speakers

DDCanada 9/28/2020

i have updated the firmware on the soundbar to try to fix a connection problem, but it didn't work. the subwoofer will not stay connected to the soundbar. i have to constantly unplug the subwoofer to get it to reconnect. when the subwoofer disconnects, the rear speakers also disconnect. the rear speakers reconnect when the subwoofer reconnects. the led display should not be on top. it is very difficult to see and would be better on the front.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Very Disappointing

LAD88 9/28/2020

i had high expectations for this soundbar since i love my n950 but it seems like samsung dropped the ball on this one. my 2 biggest complaints are: 1) connectivity issues. i spent an hour trying to connect the rear speakers. i even updated the firmware, that also didn't work. i then called samsung tech support and wasted another 30 mins. i was put on hold for 30 mins and then they hang up and didn't call back. 2) whoever designed this clearly didn't mount it the way it's supposed to be used, how else would you explain the display being on top of the soundbar? you can't see it while you're using it. it's only visible when you're standing right above it. i was willing to overlook this if i could've connected the rear speakers to the soundbar.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Louder than TV

Withheld 9/21/2020

i needed an upgrade from my 5 year old receiver stereo. and just got a new tv. the old stereo had no arc function. anyway. figured a sound bar would go great. i assumed $$ equals quality in the stereo. well so far with this purchase, i dont believe it does. with tv/netflix/playstation 4 it does sound great. for music ? its terrible, its a large subwoofer and i figured my pictures would fall off the wall and my neighbors would complain. tinkered with settings and could not get barely any bass out of it. seems odd. i cannot connect my phone bluetooth to the soundbar either after following directions . and another con, yes why is the screen on the top of the sound bar ? this is my first experience with a soundbar and i have been let down.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Sometimes, this soundbar is amazing!

Matthew 9/15/2020

this soundbar is capable of providing deeply immersive sound, it is loud and crisp and sounds are accurately placed around the room. initially, my samsung 4k blu-ray player had very bad sync issues and the subwoofer would pop and crack. samsung support fixed those things. qsymphony rarely works well. mainly it muddies the dialogue, to the point where it is incomprehensible. having the soundbar's screen on top is ridiculous. auto-calibration would be nice. the fabric is difficult to dust. alexa does not work well, and regularly interrupts viewing. once enabled, it is hard to get rid of alexa, but you can turn the microphone off. this results in a red light on the front of the soundbar. and the bass is simply not very powerful, even turned up to full.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing sound.

JayBird 9/13/2020

i was skeptical based on the reviews from different websites and here. i upgraded my soundbar from the first samsung atmos 2016. the q950t sound amazing, after playing with the setting for a few days i'm finally enjoying it. the surround sound speakers sound great, i have a cx65 tv and connected with hdmi and i have no problem playing atmos from different apps. i did notice a little bit of cracking noise from the sub. i'm sure they will do a firmware update to fix and improve issues. what i don't like is the display being on top of the bar. i either use the app to see what the settings are. i also don't like the fabric, i have a pet and it collects all the hairs and is hard to get them off. overall i'm very happy with the system.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Horrible customer experience!

Dman 9/4/2020

samsung has lost its way and does not know how to treat loyal customers. below are a few points:: sound quality - i have both the q90r and the q950t and the q90r actually sounds better. voice quality on this bar is horribly muddy. look- some have complained about the cloth covering on this. for me the wife likes it more than the standart tech looking bar so good enough for me but lets be honest its not a selling point. customer experience - horrible! i purchased this bar and 1 day outside return window of 14 days it goes on sale for $200 off. you would think that samsung would work with me on a price match. nope. well based on the experience ...nope i wont be buying samsung products anymore. they keep my $200 today but my wallet will spend with the competition going forward!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Compared to the Q90R this one is way worse

wuzzle 8/20/2020

sound is flat. sometime is hard to tell if sound is coming from the tv speakers. i agree with the other reviewers. i should have kept my q90r but i wanted two extra speakers. i am hoping the firmware update coming out will improve things
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2 Stars

Samsung Q950T - Over-promises and Under-delivers

InTheBay 8/19/2020

- who puts the led display on top of the soundbar? - the quality of the dialog/voice is terrible! q90r seemed way better here. especially for atmos content, the dialog is inaudible. - there are four sound modes. adaptive has better dialog, but rear speakers seem quieter, while surround gives me better rear speaker performance, at the cost of dialog. - the soundbar downscales lpcm 5.1/7.1 to pcm! this practically makes the soundbar useless to apple tv users like me! - there is no option for room calibration which lg soundbars offer. overall, for a price of nearly $2k, the soundbar almost feels like a white elephant in my living room, that over-promises and under-delivers. unless a firmware update with fixes comes soon, i am on the verge of returning this soundbar.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Works Perfectly

Daddius 8/19/2020

works exactly as it should, nothing wrong with it. Had a previous generation before, this one is clearly an upgrade
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4 Stars

Q Symphony will require a call to tech support

Mike D 8/13/2020

q symphony will not function out of the box on a 2020 qled unit until tech support can resolve issues on their end from my experience thus far. after this is resolved i will write a more detailed review. scrren share to tech support- technicians only setvice menu and a level 2 or 3 tech support is what i need to resolve this. thank you
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Rear speakers worse than Q90R

JESSE CAMPBELL 8/5/2020

rear speakers connect but give nothing but feedback 90% of the time. smart things app shows a firmware update but it doesnt actually update. no applicable support page, it just shows "this isnt available." for $1,799 this is a trainwreck. released woth no support and terrible conmectivity. i recommend staying far, far away.
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3 Stars

Sounds great. Cats have scratched it up.

Mike 8/1/2020

sounds great when watching movies and am getting atmos effects. sound isn't as "full" as my q90r though. i don't know if it's because the q90r has physically larger drivers or if this just needs some firmware updates to tune the sound. the rear speakers also have upward firing drivers for atmos and they work just as well as those that came with my q90r. no issues so far with earc / arc and my lg tv. the only negative is that my cats have already ruined the fabric surfaces. if you have pet cats, i do not recommend this soundbar if you value aesthetics at all. they will ruin its looks.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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