Samsung HW Q600BSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony HT SF150See price on Amazon
Overall Score 3.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Samsung HW Q600B
|Sony HT SF150
|number of channels of sound output
|audio output power
|has bluetooth aptx
|has aptx adaptive
|has an hdmi output
|has s/pdif out port
|hdmi arc / earc
|compatible with alexa
|has dolby atmos
|supports dolby digital plus
|supports dolby digital
|has a dedicated smartphone app
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Samsung HW Q600B has a width of 1,030mm. A soundbar's width represents the horizontal dimension of a soundbar, soundbars are sometimes designed to fit the width of television sets or slightly close.
The Sony HT SF150, at 900mm is wider than the Samsung HW Q600B by mm
Samsung HW Q600B has a height of 57mm. Height represents the vertical dimension of a device, soundbars are mostly designed to be as thin as possible to aesthetically fit in a space.
The Sony HT SF150, at 64mm is longer in height than the Samsung HW Q600B with a difference 7mm
The Samsung HW Q600B weighs 3,800g. We take in account a lower weight best because lighter soundbars are easier to shift around the space.
A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, even say for many other kinds of products.
The Sony HT SF150, at 2,400g is lighter than the Samsung HW Q600B with a difference g. Often a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to adjust the position of the soundbar often, then you should aim to purchase a less heavy soundbar.
The quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the soundbar or, in simpler terms, the space the product fills. Samsung HW Q600B occupies 6,164.55cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that a soundbar takes up just so as to ensure that it will easily fit in the space available .
Sony HT SF150's volume is 5,068.8cm³ meaning it requires lesser space than the Samsung HW Q600B by cm³
The thickness of Samsung HW Q600B is 105mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its volume by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)
Sony HT SF150 has a thickness of 88mm, hence less thicker than the Samsung HW Q600B with a difference of -17mm
For surround sound channels, you’re going to run across numbers in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number denotes the total of main speakers, the second number represents the number of subwoofers, and the third number if available denotes the total of “height” speakers.
NOTE: "Height" speakers are most times placed on the ceiling of the space containing the soundbar, but they may also just be upward-facing speakers within the soundbar itself.
The Samsung HW Q600B having a sound output value of 3.1.2 indicates that it has 3 main speakers, 1 subwoofer and 2 "height" speaker
And the Sony HT SF150 having 2 means that it has 2 main speakers
The Samsung HW Q600B has an audio output power of 360W, basing on the sum of speakers and their power in watts. It is the amount of power the soundbar speakers can "comfortably" be loaded.
To get a better understanding of how loud any speaker can get, there are other features to factor in such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.
The Sony HT SF150 supports BLUETOOTH APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly using Bluetooth.
The Samsung HW Q600B supports APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. Its bit rate ranges between 279kbps and 420kbps.
Samsung HW Q600B supports AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung HW Q600B will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well
Samsung HW Q600B has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI or mini HDMI port can channel high-definition audio.
Sony HT SF150 too has a High-Definition Multimedia Interface port through which it outputs "signals" audio into the HDMI inputs of other digital devices, that can receive and process these signals.
Samsung HW Q600B has 2 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you may connect at the same time several devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
The Sony HT SF150 has 1 HDMI ports, meaning Samsung HW Q600B got 1 more ports than the Sony HT SF150
Samsung HW Q600B has Bluetooth, a cable free technology that allows you to seamlessly transfer data between different devices.
Both the Sony HT SF150 and the Samsung HW Q600B have Bluetooth, which allows both soundbars to facilitate data exchange with compatible devices that are in close range using radio waves that are short-wavelength and at an ultra-high frequency.
Samsung HW Q600B has a Bluetooth version of 5.2
Sony HT SF150 has a Bluetooth version of 4.2, meaning Samsung HW Q600B has a higher than the Sony HT SF150 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Samsung HW Q600B can connect to Wi-Fi.
Samsung HW Q600B has an HDMI version of 2, newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Before you needed to connect an optical cable from your TV to the optical input of an audio device on top of the already connected HDMI cable If you don't want to use your TV's speakers and would rather have everything play through a soundbar, now with ARC you can easily connect all these at a go from a compatible HDMI socket on your TV to an HDMI ARC socket on your soundbar.
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) carries audio over HDMI. ARC is only capable of carrying compressed 5.1 audio, but eARC has higher bandwidth and can carry uncompressed 7.1 audio, as well as formats such as DTS:X and full bitrate Dolby Atmos. It is available on the Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150 has the HDMI ARC/EARC
Samsung HW Q600B is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Samsung HW Q600B has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.
DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that allows filmmakers to place and move individual sounds around your listening space, giving you a theater-like audio experience.
More like Dolby Atmos as it aims to create a multi-dimensional sound that "places you at the center of the action", it differs from Dolby Atmos by the required speaker configuration. Samsung HW Q600B has DTS:X
If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen (14) different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for much better sound quality. Samsung HW Q600B supports Dolby digital plus
Samsung HW Q600B supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.
Sony HT SF150 too supports Dolby digital.
There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Samsung HW Q600B.