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A Review By Comparison of the Samsung Hw Q600B Vs. Sony Ht Sf150

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   5 minute read
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Samsung HW Q600B

Samsung HW Q600B

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Reasons why you might like the Samsung HW Q600B

Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1030 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc
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Sony HT SF150

Sony HT SF150

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Reasons why you might like the Sony HT SF150

Overall Score 3.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 900 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Samsung HW Q600B Sony HT SF150
DESIGN width 1,030mm 900mm
height 57mm 64mm
weight 3,800g 2,400g
volume 6,164.55cm³ 5,068.8cm³
thickness 105mm 88mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 3.1.2only 2only
audio output power 360w
has bluetooth aptx
has aptx adaptive
has aac
CONNECTIVITY has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 2only 1only
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5.2 v4.2
supports wi-fi
hdmi version v2
has s/pdif out port
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with alexa
has dolby atmos
has dts:x
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

Samsung HW Q600B 1,030mm
Sony HT SF150 900mm

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

Height

Samsung HW Q600B 57mm
Sony HT SF150 64mm

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

Weight

Samsung HW Q600B 3,800g
Sony HT SF150 2,400g

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.

Volume

Samsung HW Q600B 6,164.55cm³
Sony HT SF150 5,068.8cm³

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

Thickness

Samsung HW Q600B 105mm
Sony HT SF150 88mm

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

Samsung HW Q600B
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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

Samsung HW Q600B 3.1.2only
Sony HT SF150 2only

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

Audio Output Power

Samsung HW Q600B 360w
Sony HT SF150

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.

Has Bluetooth Aptx

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

The Sony HT SF150 supports BLUETOOTH APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly using Bluetooth.

Has Aptx Adaptive

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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.

Has Aac

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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

Connectivity

Has An Hdmi Output

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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.

Hdmi Ports

Samsung HW Q600B 2only
Sony HT SF150 1only

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

Has Bluetooth

Samsung HW Q600B
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.

Bluetooth Version

Samsung HW Q600B v5.2
Sony HT SF150 v4.2

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.

Supports Wi-Fi

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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.

Hdmi Version

Samsung HW Q600B v2
Sony HT SF150

Samsung HW Q600B has an HDMI version of 2, newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

Has S/Pdif Out Port

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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

Compatible With Alexa

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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.

Has Dolby Atmos

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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.

Has Dts:x

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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

Supports Dolby Digital

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

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.

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

Samsung HW Q600B
Sony HT SF150

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Samsung HW Q600B.

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