Review – Samsung HW-Q800T Soundbar, powerful cinematic sound

The Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar is a versatile 3.1.2 configuration that is very good for mixed use. Its overall audio playback is neutral and well balanced, making it suitable for a variety of content. It supports Dolby Atmos and engaging content, although it doesn’t provide the most immersive listening experience. On the plus side, there are a lot of sound customization features in the Samsung app, including a graphic equalizer, presets, and a dialog enhancement feature, so you can easily adjust the bar to suit your needs. Adaptive audio can also scan audio content in real time and adjust the sound of content optimization, but we don’t test it.

The Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar is a 3.1.2 setup of Samsung’s 2020 line. This sleek and well-built configuration has two built-in speakers on the bar and a separate wireless subwoofer. It comes with Samsung Acoustic Beam technology that uses bar shooting speakers to help provide a more immersive listening experience. Its Q-Symphony feature also allows you to sync Samsung QLED TV speakers with the bar for a more cinematic sound, although we currently don’t test for it. Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant support is built into your design, and you can also mute the microphone when you’re not using it. Overall, its sound playback is very neutral and well-balanced ready to use, making it suitable for a variety of audio content. Although it can play engaging content and Dolby Atmos, unfortunately, it does not provide the most immersive listening experience. On the plus side, this bar has a lot of connectivity options and sound customization features.Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar

The Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar is ideal for TV shows. This 3.1.2 configuration has a dedicated central channel, which helps make voices clearer and more accurate. Its sound profile is very balanced, especially in the mid-range, which is ideal for heavy dialogue content. It also has a dialog enhancement feature to help make the sound of the dialogue sharper. This soundbar can make noise without much distortion. If you want to stream content from your mobile device to the bar wirelessly, you can use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar

The Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar is very good for music. Its neutral and balanced sound profile fits most musical genres, and it can reproduce the beats and hums found in heavy bass music thanks to its wireless sub. Fortunately, there’s also a graphic equalizer and presets available in the Samsung app, so you can easily customize the sound to your liking.Photo:Samsung
The Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar is perfect for movies. It has a neutral and well-balanced sound reproduction, and has decent bass performances that can reproduce the beats and roars of action-packed scenes and movie scores. It supports Dolby Atmos content, but does not provide the most immersive listening experience. You also have to mix the surround content into stereo to play it, which doesn’t sound as natural or realistic. On the plus side, this bar can make noise, and there’s not much distortion when playing at a maximum volume. Current Price:$899.99.

  • General

    Color

    Black

    Number of Channels

    3.1.2

    Total Power (W)

    330W

    Center Speaker

    Yes

    Up-firing Speaker

    Yes

  • Special Features

    Compatible with SWA-9000S

    Yes

  • Features

    Wide Range Tweeter

    Yes

  • Audio Processing

    Dolby

    ATMOS

    DTS-X

    DTS:X
    DTS digital Surround

  • Audio Features

    Sound Mode

    Surround Sound expansion
    Game Pro
    Standard
    Adaptive

    Q-Symphony

    Yes

    Acoustic Beam Technology

    Yes

    Wireless Surround Sound Ready

    Yes

    Wide Range Tweeter

    Yes

  • Video Features

    4K Video Pass

    Yes

    HDR

    HDR 10+

  • Speakers

    Number of Speakers

    8

    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 Out

    1

    HDMI Inputs

    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)

    0.45W

    Stand-by Power Consumption (Subwoofer)

    0.45W

    Operating Power Consumption (Main)

    28W

    Operating Power Consumption (Subwoofer)

    28W

    Free Voltage

    Yes

    Rating Voltage

    AC110-240V~ 50/60Hz

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