Samsung HW-Q950T Soundbar Review & Comments

Thomas Bland

Standard Member
Are there any other reviews of the HW-Q950T out currently, aside from AVForums (and that one guy on YouTube that didn't seem to like but loves Sonos)? I cant seem to find any, which seems strange considering its flagship product from tech giant, that's been available to purchase for a while. What gives!
 

BayAreaAudiophile

Active Member
Are there any other reviews of the HW-Q950T out currently, aside from AVForums (and that one guy on YouTube that didn't seem to like but loves Sonos)? I cant seem to find any, which seems strange considering its flagship product from tech giant, that's been available to purchase for a while. What gives!
Yup, not many reviews other than two on YouTube, which includes the dude with the annoying Sonos twinkle drool. Pretty surprising indeed! The AVForums review seems pretty high-level, a tad superficial (is it semi-sponsored?). The best and the most comprehensive review and testing I have seen so far is from PlanetaryReference. The Rtings review seems to be currently available only to their paid subscribers.
 

Talkshowchris

Active Member
Yup, not many reviews other than two on YouTube, which includes the dude with the annoying Sonos twinkle drool. Pretty surprising indeed! The AVForums review seems pretty high-level, a tad superficial (is it semi-sponsored?). The best and the most comprehensive review and testing I have seen so far is from PlanetaryReference. The Rtings review seems to be currently available only to their paid subscribers.
I agree that PlaneraryReference has given quite detailed feedback about their experiences with the bar. The only thing is that they openly admitted that they don't use Atmos or DTSX, so this makes it hard to judge the bar based on these opinions.
I brought the bar for the Atmos and DTSX features on movies and games. It has lots of bugs, but there are workarounds for all of them that result in perfect playback once understood.
If I can watch a movie all the way through without any audio dropouts or crackles then that's already better than about 80% of the soundbars I've owned.
It also helps that the 9.1.4 sounds amazing.
 

PlanetaryReference

Active Member
What remote do you have over there? Samsung intended to mark the mute button it seems


Pages 10&11 refer.

And the press of volume is meant to be mute as well - just the lack of the mute button being marked is strange?....
My remote looks the same as the manual. I think pressing the volume button is a nifty way of muting. I just wish they had done the same with the sub volume, instead of resetting its level back to 0. Which makes little sense to me, given it's only 6 steps either side of 0.
 

antsims

Distinguished Member
Mod. Can we please merge the 2 threads. It’s getting tiresome going back and forth between the two?
 

outoftheknow

Moderator
Mod. Can we please merge the 2 threads. It’s getting tiresome going back and forth between the two?
Thanks for the suggestion @antsims - this has been considered already (by me as it happens :) ) but unfortunately we can’t merge or otherwise alter an editorial (review and comments) thread like this one.

The other thread is a member’s review and comments thread so unsurprisingly owner’s comments have been posted in both. It is a bit of a pain looking in both I agree - but that is all we can do I’m afraid.
 

Talkshowchris

Active Member
50% Cashback off q950t at currys, will be in stock in a few days, must buy a tv(Cheapest at £200) but just sell it on 😇 price at full is £1499, saving of about £850. Vs other retailers
It's this deal:
Not any any TV, only select Samsung ones.
This is not unique to Currys.
 

BeefS2

Active Member
Are there any other reviews of the HW-Q950T out currently, aside from AVForums (and that one guy on YouTube that didn't seem to like but loves Sonos)? I cant seem to find any, which seems strange considering its flagship product from tech giant, that's been available to purchase for a while. What gives!
Rtings released early testing results for both the q950t and q900t in the beginning of September. It’s been a few weeks now, not sure what’s taking so long. Their reviews have been all over the map recently though. They need to refine their method a bit
 

BeefS2

Active Member

Rtings dont seem overly impressed. They've graded it lower than the Q90R.
yeah, pretty surprised how bad the surrounds and height fx tested. From user reviews, that sounded like a strength of the q950t
 

Talkshowchris

Active Member

Rtings dont seem overly impressed. They've graded it lower than the Q90R.
Totally disagree with these ratings and seriously feel they must have either a faulty unit or just didn't update the firmware.
The facts about the eArc we know to be wrong for a start.
The Q950t is superior to the Q90 in every area in my room setup so not sure how they've tested it to get there results.
 

ladelfma

Member
Question for those who may have some input. I have my Nvidia shield pro plugged into HDMI 1 of the Soundbar and my PS4 plugged into HDMI 2. My soundbar is then plugged by Arc into my Sony X900F (which doesn't support eARC). Is there any way to adjust the video settings of each individual HDMI input of the soundbar or have them show up as different inputs on the tv? I ask because I would like to turn off all motion processing for the PS4 but I do leave on some processing for my Shield for movies. Thanks.
 
Question for those who may have some input. I have my Nvidia shield pro plugged into HDMI 1 of the Soundbar and my PS4 plugged into HDMI 2. My soundbar is then plugged by Arc into my Sony X900F (which doesn't support eARC). Is there any way to adjust the video settings of each individual HDMI input of the soundbar or have them show up as different inputs on the tv? I ask because I would like to turn off all motion processing for the PS4 but I do leave on some processing for my Shield for movies. Thanks.
Nope.
 

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