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A Review By Comparison of the Samsung Hw Q990C 11.1.4Ch Soundbar Vs. Sony Ht Sf150

Last updated on Feb 3, 2024   5 minute read
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SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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Reasons why you might like the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

Overall Score 5.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1232 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar Sony HT SF150
DESIGN width 1,232mm 900mm
height 69.5mm 64mm
weight 7,700g 2,400g
volume 5,068.8cm³
thickness 88mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 11.1.4only 2only
audio output power 656w
has bluetooth aptx
CONNECTIVITY has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 3only 1only
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v4.2
supports wi-fi
has s/pdif out port
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with alexa
has spotify connect
has dolby atmos
has dts:x
has chromecast built-in
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
warranty period 1years
usb ports 1only
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 1,232mm
Sony HT SF150 900mm

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has a width of 1,232mm. A soundbar's width indicates the horizontal measurement of a device, soundbars are sometimes designed to match the width of TVs or slightly close.

Sony HT SF150, at 900mm is wider than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar with a difference mm

Height

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 69.5mm
Sony HT SF150 64mm

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar measures to a height of 69.5mm. Height represents the vertical measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are mostly designed to be as slim as possible to aesthetically fit in a space.

Sony HT SF150, at 64mm is shorter than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar by -5.5mm

Weight

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 7,700g
Sony HT SF150 2,400g

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar weighs 7,700g. We recommend a lower weight best because lighter soundbars are easier to carry around the space. Lighter home appliances are advantageous, as it makes their movement easier, and for many other kinds of products.

The Sony HT SF150, at 2,400g is lighter than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar by g. Most of the time a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to adjust the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should opt to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Volume

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150 5,068.8cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the soundbar or, in simpler terms, the space the product fills. Sony HT SF150 occupies 5,068.8cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that a soundbar takes up to ensure that it would easily fit in the space available next to your other gadgets.

Thickness

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150 88mm

The thickness of Sony HT SF150 is 88mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its volume by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 11.1.4only
Sony HT SF150 2only

When it comes to surround sound channels, you'll come across figures in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number shows the total of main speakers, the second number shows 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 that has the soundbar, but they may also just be upward-facing speakers inside the soundbar.

The SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar having a sound output value of 11.1.4 implies that it has 11 main speakers, 1 subwoofer and 4 "height" speaker

Well as the Sony HT SF150 having 2 indicates that it has 2 main speakers

Audio Output Power

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 656w
Sony HT SF150

The SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has an audio output power of 656W, this is based on the sum of speakers and their power in watts. It is the power the soundbar speakers can be loaded with "comfortably".

To better understand how loud any speaker can get, there are other aspects to look at such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

Has Bluetooth Aptx

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

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

Connectivity

Has An Hdmi Output

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has an HDMI output port, devices with an HDMI port can connect high-definition audio.

Sony HT SF150 too has HDMI port by which it sends "signals" audio into inputs of other digital devices, which can process these signals.

Hdmi Ports

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 3only
Sony HT SF150 1only

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 3 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

The Sony HT SF150 has 1 HDMI ports, meaning the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar got 2 more ports than the Sony HT SF150

Has Bluetooth

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar supports Bluetooth, a cable free technology that allows you to seamlessly transfer data between different devices.

Both the Sony HT SF150 and the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar have Bluetooth, which means both soundbars to support data transfers with compatible devices placed in close range using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.

Bluetooth Version

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150 v4.2

Sony HT SF150 has a Bluetooth version of 4.2

Supports Wi-Fi

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar can connect to Wi-Fi.

Has S/Pdif Out Port

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 to play all audio 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

Sony HT SF150 has the HDMI ARC/EARC

Compatible With Alexa

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.

Has Spotify Connect

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

Spotify Connect allows you to control the music playing on the soundbar from the Spotify app on another device when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has Spotify connect

Has Dolby Atmos

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

Has Dts:x

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has DTS:X

Has Chromecast Built-In

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

Chromecast built-in is a technology that allows you to stream entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet, or laptop, straight to the Chromecast-enabled device.

Has Airplay

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screens, videos, and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles, or present your slideshows easily on your device.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar supports Dolby digital plus

Supports Dolby Digital

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Sony HT SF150

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar.

Warranty Period

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 1years
Sony HT SF150

The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has a warranty period of 1 years

Usb Ports

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 1only
Sony HT SF150

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices., SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 1 only

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