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3.4 | 68 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

Quick Specs

  • Type: Soundbars
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes

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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
Total Power (W) 546W
Center Speaker Yes
Up-firing Speaker Yes
Side-firing speaker Yes (Full Range)
Special Features
Compatible with SWA-9000S Wireless Rear Speaker Kit
Features
Wide Range Tweeter Yes
Audio Processing
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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3.4 out of 5

52% of reviewers recommend this product.

3 Stars

Good sound.

Frank 4/15/2021

i have being looking for floor stands for the rear speakers. i bought 2 stands from amazon that i had to return because they don't fit the rear speakers. i contacted samsung via phone and live chat, nobody seem to know what type of floor stand is compatible with the rear speakers. i don't like how they look in the picture and i don't want to keep them on the floor. if there's no floor stand that properly fits the rear speakers, then the item description is misleading, because the description shows the rear speakers on floor stands.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Junk

Dlsutah 4/9/2021

i have set this up at least six times, checked all the online info and in the end have a $1400 piece of junk. soundbar works but woofer and rear speakers have never done more than give a low growl. totally ripped off and have spent over $10k with samsung in last 4 years, but will never buy another product.
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5 Stars

WORTH IT

Keithn 3/11/2021

very impressed. paired easy to my 85 inch q60. bery immersive sound stage. clear dialogue, rears are great and sub is very balanced. live the atmos effect. i would definately reccomend.
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3 Stars

Needed in White

TomM 3/3/2021

would be great in white to match samsung serif and be less invasive in a normal living room.
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5 Stars

Sound

tvman 2/15/2021

the sound is fantastic! good quality and easy hook up!
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2 Stars

Subwoofer connection bad.

Cbtjuh 2/9/2021

everytime i turn tv on the subwoofer has to be replugged or there is no sub and rear sound. also been expierencing massive blow from rear speakers a few times. would not recommend, i would if connectivity wasn't so bad. it's the only device using 5ghz band in the house, rest is cable or 2.4 or 5g mobile data. q symphony is a joke aswell with the 55q90t its more of a hinder lol. other than that the soundbar is good, but design is poor and not handy. no signal blocks for the subwoofer so that's not the problem, it's the product, too many people have it only adaptive and standard works with rears.
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1 Stars

One Star Is One To Many

Ryan W 2/5/2021

hooked this up 2 days ago and the rear speakers distort bad at any volume level. chat and spoke to support did everything rep asked still not working right. was told i can ship it for repair or return it. i thought for the price i paid they would offer to ship out some new rear speakers so i dont have to box this whole thing up and ship it back. i am going to ship it back and get my moeny back. do not buy this product.
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1 Stars

Do not buy

Jamel 1/24/2021

i bought this soundbar in november and now have to send it back for a third time in 2 month. the soundbar sub has blow again and the rears cant handle atmos movies and the pop and sound distorted in atmos, i would not tell any body to buy this at all and i well never buy any more samsung products again
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1 Stars

A great soundbar.. when it works!

Rudy 1/24/2021

this soundbar is really great when it works, but the issues i am encountering forces me to recommend against purchasing this soundbar. when using this soundbar, it can sometime work flawlessly for hours, while sometimes noises pop in or out, even after changing the format sent from the tv. restarting the soundbar (full power cycle by unplugging the cord) usually fixes the issue for a few hours, but it is really tedious. the second issue i am encountering is when connecting my ps5 to the hdmi port of the soundbar. every once in a while the screen will go black and white, and at times the color palette is inverted (green becomes red). restarting the soundbar immediately fixes the issue, but it is also quite annoying.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Too Expensive for Product Quality

waiji 1/22/2021

I had high hopes for this sound bar, as it is supposed to be the top of the line that Samsung produces, and I had heard good things about it. While the overall quality isn't bad, it fails to live up to the expectations one would expect at the retail price point. First the good: - Setup is as easy as plugging things in. Some users reported that if you plug things in the wrong order, the setup becomes very difficult. As long as you follow the order recommended in the manual (sub / rears first), you should be fine. - The audio quality during movies gives a real theatre experience. If all you want to do is watch movies on this thing, it is a solid choice. The not so good: - The engineers at Samsung made a few odd design choices. For some reason, they opted to put the input and selected settings display on the top of the soundbar. The only way to know exactly what you have selected is to either get up, or install and setup the Samsung Things App. - There was no QR code, or even an obvious reference to the Samsung Smart Things app that is able to control the soundbar. Not a big deal, but at this price point, you should be able to expect every detail to be thought of. - The rear speakers don't seem to be quite balanced properly. - None of the speakers can be balanced, and there are no room tuning features that are present on many modern sound systems in this price category. The bad: - The soundstage seems very narrow, especially while listening to music. - The mids and highs have a muddy quality to them, again, especially while listening to music. - It is pretty obvious that this soundbar is not designed, or tuned at all for music. It's for making explosions shake your home theater. A lot can be done with proper tuning, however, and I feel that the lack of any effort to make this useable for enjoying music is unforgivable at this price point. Bottom line: It's a decent soundbar. Possible a great soundbar if you want to watch action movies. It's a terrible soundbar if you want to listen to music. There are flaws in the overall design, including materials, and display layouts. It feels like they missed a lot of important details. Maybe they will make some improvements in future through software updates, but for now, it seems like a lot of buck, for very little bang.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Lacks Quality for Price Point

Exsangus1 1/22/2021

I was very excited to try this Atmos Bar out, but was left disappointed. First the good stuff: - Very easy setup - It makes you feel like you are in a movie theater (this is a short list) The not so great stuff: - Sound quality is what you would expect at a $500-600 price point - The bar is tuned for movies, leaving the soundstage cramped, and producing muddy sounding mids during music playback. - Alexa is so bad, I turned it off. Alexa triggers during dialogue in movies and tv shows, as well as from sound effects (no human voices whatsoever) - If you sending an audio signal from an older device (one that doesn't support digital bitstreams) or you don't have the digital signal turned on, the bar frequently cuts out for a second or so at a time - the material seems a bit cheap, and the design isn't great - they put the info display on the top of the bar, so you either have to stand over the bar to see what the settings are, or use the app making the remote basically useless. If you aren't an audiophile, or have an audiophiles ear, or you only want this sound bar to watch movies with, it's not a bad choice. However, if you care about sound quality, I would not recommend this bar at this price point. Maybe if it is on sale for under $1000, but I certainly wouldn't pay more than that for this product.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Frustrating experience

Maya 1/2/2021

Frustrating experience. Issues with quality of the product and quality of the sound. I received the Q950 with a rear speaker not turning on. The soundbar was doing the job but not a real immersion experience. I blamed the missing rear speaker. After calls with tech, and sales... i sent it back & ordered a new one. This time delivered by fedex with a destroyed packaging. The material seemed working despite the visible chocks on it. While listening music worked the sound from the tv was a total failure. Voice totally fade down. Volume fluctuating during a movie. Sound temporary on mute when changing the volume. A disaster. Did I had the worst luck with 2 fully defective q950.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great setup! Not sure why all the hate...

IamDavid 1/1/2021

i now own both the q950t and the lg sn11rg and can say without a doubt the samsung is far superior in every way. we matched the q950t with a new frame tv and couldn't be happier. zero issues with any of my devices or built in apps. simple to setup and operate. the one disappointment is needing a secondary streaming at all. unfortunately the built in apps don't support atmos to the level i want. disney plus doesn't support atmos at all. the nvidia shield is the best match to fully deliver on all the q950t's capabilities. (the shield is the only device that also supports atmos for plex) great job samsung!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Better than bose.

Gatrekki 12/20/2020

bough this to test it against bose especially because i was looking for wireless rear speakers. this system rocks. amazing woofer and soundbar. was at nearly full volume and it was crystal clear.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Horrible customer service/ useless repair center

DocMcoy 12/18/2020

out of the box, the subwoofer would unpair everytime it turned off. sent it in for repair, but the problem could not be recreated. came back trashed. cust service just gave me the run around instead of replacing the unit. generated ticket number after ticket number, always "escalating" to another department that would never follow up. gave up after a month of trying to sort it out, was refused a refund, except i bought it over the website. so while customer service submitted my request for a refund for a 15 day turn araound, i had printed my return lable off the website and shipped it back within an hour of waiting on hold. tldr; doesnt work out of the box and outsourced customer service will run you around avoid at all cost!!!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

The Ultimate All-In-One Home Theater Sound System

TechWithBrett1 12/16/2020

The Samsung HW-Q950T Soundbar has totally blown me away! I have been a fan of having a 5.1 surround sound system at home for as long as I can remember. Lately, having the latest receiver, speakers and wires everywhere have caused more issues than it is worth to keep the system going. This is where the Samsung Q950T shines. To set up this 9.1.4ch system, all you need to do is provide power to the rear speakers & subwoofer, then plug in the soundbar, attach the included High-Speed HDMI cable and the speakers automatically pair and you are ready to be transported to another world. During my initial test, I did run into a slight issue where the audio was pausing while doing some normal streaming or when changing the volume. After linking the Soundbar to the SmartThings app and doing a firmware update, this issue disappeared. After the update, I also noticed an increase in the performance of the rear speakers. The soundbar remote is pretty simple but functional. You can change between the two HDMI inputs, Wi-Fi sound, Bluetooth, or Digital Audio Output (eARC/ARC). The remote can control volume, subwoofer volume, mute, and can also adjust the intensity of the speaker groups: bass, treble, center, side, wide, front top, rear, rear top to tune the sound system to your liking. You can also change the sound mode from Standard, Surround, Game, & Adaptive sound. The only issue I have with the remote is that it can't control the devices plugged directly into the HDMI on the bar. This, however, can be done with the TV remote. I used the Samsung Q950T with the 65" Samsung Q90T and they work amazing together! There is a feature called Q-Symphony that turns the audio on the TV on in combination with the sound system for a more full sound. If you have trouble hearing people talking during movies, this is a great option as it really boosts up the front speakers. The main issue I have had with the Q950T is getting it to always recognize that it is connected to the TV over eARC. The Q90T would automatically default back to TV ARC and I was able to fix it by adjusting the settings on the TV to use eARC. As for sound qualify and the performance of the 9.1.4 channel system, this is the best sound system I have ever had in my home. The bass is strong, the rear speakers are crisp and when watching Atmos supported content, I feel totally immersed in the experience.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Sounding Sound Bar for Our Living Room

Miyabi 12/16/2020

The Samsung Q950T is a terrific set of speakers that we are happy to be using in our living room. While I don't think it quite meets the same level of experience that our dedicated home theatre with in-wall speakers delivers it has definitely transformed our main living area into a much better place for watching movies and TV. We spend almost all of our time in this part of the house so to have such a noticeable increase in audio quality in this large open space makes a big difference. The separate wireless satellites project sound toward the back of the seating area and also reflect sound off of the ceiling. (The sound bar also has up-firing speakers that reflect sound off of the ceiling.) I've noticed the effect from the seating area but once you move to another part of the our living space it seems to go away. This isn't a problem as you can still hear the audio (and very loud and clear audio) from anywhere in the room but you should know there is a sweet spot where the speakers will converge all channels. My husband is convinced in the "spatial audio" aspect of this sound bar but this isn't something I focused on. What I certainly do appreciate is the clarity and power that this sound bar provides. We used to struggle to hear the news from our dining area on the occasion we had this on during dinner. But now, with the terrific clarity provided for voice with this system we don't have that problem. My music and workout videos are way better quality now as well. Streaming audio from the speakers using Alexa is a natural experience and with a high quality source I am really impressed with the sound quality. While the price is little more than what I would like to pay for a speaker setup, I certainly appreciate the increased quality of experience the Q950T delivers compared to our old sound bar. I'm not sure I could go back to the old audio knowing now what I would be missing. This was money well spent.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Solid Dolby Atmos Soundbar

DPBfree1 12/16/2020

The latest iteration of Samsungs full Dolby Atmos sound-bar, the Q950T continues to impress. With now a 9.1.4 sound field up from the previous years 7.1.2, it adds an additional 2 channels that help to create a more enveloping sound around the user. The thinner sound-bar is presented with a new design that gives a more directed speaker placement of its side channel speakers. Very little has changed from the previous 2019 model to its wireless rear speakers or subwoofer. Gone is the all-metal grills of the previous year to which this year Samsung has switched to an all fabric speaker covering. Also gone is the Harmon Kardon branding located on all speakers of the 2019 model. At first glance, one might think of this choice as a downgrade but most high-end speakers use fabric for speaker coverings rather than metal for best sound and minimal distortion. Most audiophiles will not find this concerning but welcome the change. One major change is the small display that is no longer located in the front of the soundbar but on top. This is my main reason for only 4 stars. Had they left the display in front like the 2019 model I would have given it 5 stars but this change really is a negative for the user and hopefully will change in upcoming iterations. The sound quality is impressive and very well balanced. The new Subwoofer appears to have a better wireless connection compared to the previous model and delivers cleaner sound. One of my biggest gripes of the 2019 model was that at times you would get distorted sounds from the sub due to bad wireless connections. All in all the new Q950T provides an exceptional Dolby Atmos Sound while making setup and speaker positioning a breeze for almost any room in the house. The added channels give the listener so much more to hear and allow them to hear more of the little nuances within the larger listening area. New this year is Alexa built right in. Also new is the Q symphony that works with newer Qled TVs and uses not only the soundbar system but also the TV speakers to produce the sound stage. Unfortunately my 2019 QLED 8K tv is not one supported to test this feature. The ability to have a wide immersive sound stage using only 3 speakers in comparison to what most systems need 5-7, Samsung does not disappoint with the Q950T sound, ease of use, and ability to have the best of Dolby Atmos in a compact package.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Superb Crisp Sound

SasuM1 12/15/2020

The Samsung Q950T is spectacular and crisp. I managed to hear this at CES this year during a brief demo at the Samsung stage. Having it in-home is a different experience. Initially, I had major connectivity issues hence a dock in points. The Samsung app did not recognize the Soundbar and didn't recognize my eArc of my 2020 LG CX TV. Also, I was not impressed with the sound at this stage. After troubleshooting, I reset the soundbar and Wow. What a difference. It picked up on the connectivity right away and sounded incredibly crisp and loud. The subwoofer provides a hearty deep bass and the side speakers are so well balanced to round out the sound. If you want to feel like you're watching a movie in a theater this soundbar will give you that experience. The display is on the top of the soundbar towards the back. The interface feels dated and only has a few options. I'm of the view that this can be greatly improved. This causes another .5 star dock. Sound with different items: Netflix / Atmos / 4K programming: Absolutely incredible. I always try Planet Earth first to hear and see how good the quality is. Exceeds expectations Video Games: The soundbar is perfect for an interactive experience with Video Games. I played Call of Duty to try it out and it was just as good as wearing high-end gaming headphones, with a richer and more robust sound. I found I had to manually alter the side speakers and bass for different applications to get it entirely to my preference. There is meant to be adaptive sound and I didn't give it a chance to truly get to where I needed it to be. Rather I sped up the process of fine-tuning the sound to my liking for each application. The sound and auditory experience merit 5+ Stars. The connectivity issues and lackluster display / interface combine to dock the sound bar a star. I received this product at a substantial discount for an honest review.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sounds Amazing

Anneforgettable4739 12/15/2020

The Samsung HW-Q950T is, quite frankly, a very nice sound bar. It replaced some audiophile quality floor speakers we had, and while they don't quite compare to audiophile speakers, they are very close, especially with Q-Symphony setup. Not to mention, they take up WAY less space than floor standing ones. But these speakers can do something our floor speakers couldn't, these can stream directly from my phone and tablet and that's a feature I really like. We do have a soundbar setup in our bedroom and that one doesn't even come close to the sound quality of these speakers. I wouldn't object to getting another Q950T sound bar and hooking it up to the Samsung KS8000 Tv in the bedroom. It has Alexa built in, but since my TV has Alexa built in as well as my Fire Cube, it's not really needed. These speakers have 4 different sound modes: Surround sound expansion, Game Pro, Standard and Adaptive. We have not connected the soundbar up to the SmartThings app just yet, but we will be doing that soon enough, as soon as we remember too. We have this Q950T sound bar connected to our Samsung Q90T Tv and it's quite simply a perfect pair together, especially with the Q-Symphony set up.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sound and setup

Music2 12/15/2020

i really love the sound and the setup was extremely easy. i do have a problem with having symphony sound with the soundbar. i connected my apple tv and cable to the soundbar directly and the soundbar connected to the tv via arc hdmi. the option of having the tv sound and the sound bar does not show up in sound setting option. i was told by samsung support was the only way to have it work was to connect both external sources to directly to the tv and then connect the hdmi arc to the soundbar. in that case it did work but there was voice sync issues that could not be corrected. or use an optical cable, which was not an option. will there be a software update to correct this?
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5 Stars

Great sound!

Richardiphone 12/14/2020

Our sound bar arrived on Wednesday, I must say this thing rocks the house. The audio quality is amazing. It's a great addition to the Q90 Tv in the main room. I would definitely recommend this to everyone that asks. Setting up the Alexia control for volume and music was super simple.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Great when it's working

Peachtree1 12/11/2020

nice sound, but as others have noted, it's not ready for prime time. the subwoofer and surround speakers constantly drop the connection so i have to reconnect them every time i want to watch/listen. at this price point, it should work right out of the box.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Physical issue with the rear speaker

Maya 12/8/2020

one of the wireless speaker has a power issue. the technical department was able to propose to have it serviced. for a brand new "high end" device, it is quite disappointing. considering returning it...
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Best Overall Sound System

speed45 11/30/2020

This is by far the best sound bar sound system overall that I have seen and used. The audio quality is by far so superior than others out there. I love the ability of the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with Alexa Built In. The craftsmanship on this product is made with high quality material that I feel will last for a lifetime. I really like the sound quality feedback of the speakers and the subwoofer. This really makes the sound go all over my living room and others love the high quality surround sound as well.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Powerful immersive sound

jschauer97 11/30/2020

I recently purchased the Samsung HW-Q950T soundbar to replace my older bulky surround sound in the living room. I knew to expect a big difference not only because it is a higher class of device than our previous system, but also since it supports so many more of the latest audio codec standards. This system has 20 individual speakers with 14 discrete audio channels in it. With that number of speakers in my old system it would have filled my living room with speakers and cables. This system is discreate and wireless, which I was looking forward too compared to what I had. I was expecting a huge increase in the quality of spatial audio as compared to my older 5.1 surround system and it surely did not disappoint. The big difference is no wire mess and having to run speaker cable around the room. I learned that in a living room with high ceilings like mine the spatial audio delivered by the Samsung HW-Q950T was very well defined. This system had great audio quality and filled the room with sound and with good audio imaging it was convincing that you were in the action and it is coming from specific locations around and above you. The Samsung Q950T blew the competition away with its room filling spatial sound. Having wireless rear speakers that have speaker pointed toward the listener and a separate channel pointed upward to bounce sound off your ceiling made for a great listing experience. Considering these rear speakers are wireless its really easy to find a good location for these speakers, which I really enjoyed compared to running and hiding wires. With this soundbar it is easy to get fooled by your own ears as far as where the sound is coming, this makes for a great immersive experience. If you are in the market for great soundbar with Atmos and all the latest tech put the Samsung HW-Q950T on the top of your list. The sound quality of this Samsung HW-Q950T setup is amazing, even compared to much higher priced systems on the market. TV and movie dialogue are clear and accurate and when listing to music its very immersive. The sharp highs and hard-hitting bass from the powerful wireless sub makes the whole experience very enjoyable. The Samsung HW-Q950T in the power department is also very impressive, it will fill any living room with immersive sound at 30 percent volume. The Samsung HW-Q950T is a breeze to setup and configure, especially if you have other Samsung products The built in Alexa was easy to setup and works very well which was a huge bonus for me. The Samsung HW-Q950T exceeded any of my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Fantastic sounding soundbar

mattpayne92 11/30/2020

Let me start by saying this is the best sounding soundbar I've ever owned and I've owned other similarly priced soundbars in the past and this one replaces a sony soundbar with rear speakers that I have. The main benefit of this soundbar compared to others I've seen is the amount of speakers in the 4 piece kit. The side and upfiring speakers do a really great job of actually making it sound like the sound is coming from the side and above you. And the rear speakers are absolutely amazing as well. I tested the speakers on many genres including general music, blockbuster movies and normal tv/youtube videos and the speaker adjusts great to each of those listening types. However, I remove 1 star for a couple reasons. The app doesn't work with my pixel phone because it's on the newest android version so I'm not familiar with the settings that allow you to fine tune your settings. Also, the screen to view the volume is on the top of the device which isn't viewable when sitting down. Other than those 2 things, I would still buy this speaker any day because of how amazing it sounds and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great sounding soundbar.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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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.
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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

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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

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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.
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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

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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

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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

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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.
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.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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