Samsung HW-N850 vs Sony HT-Z9F

Samsung HW-N850 vs Sony HT-Z9F

Samsung HW-N850 review

I compared Samsung HW-N850 vs Sony HT-Z9F, and here is what I think. The HW-N850 is a simplified version of the HW-N950. This system has a configuration of 5.1.2; The set includes the main module and subwoofer. Novelties provide high quality sound. Declared support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X technologies. The drivers are individually powered by a built-in amplifier with a total power of 372 watts, and the soundbar and auxiliary module are reported to have a frequency response from 34 Hz to 17 kHz. Samsung does not break these numbers, but it can be assumed that the subwoofer processes all lower frequencies. Samsung HW-N850

Sony HT-Z9F review

Concerning Sony HT-Z9F vs Samsung HW-N850 the subwoofer itself sounds good and deep. It can drop to 31.5 Hz and slightly sticks out at a frequency of 50 Hz. The most melodic bass is heard in the region of 100 Hz. The soundbar cuts off the sound at a frequency of 200 Hz. When it comes to placement, it is best not to place both devices too far apart. The ZF9 soundbar is High Res Audio certified, as evidenced by the logo on the front panel. Tracks can be played from USB or via the network. You can play DSD and FLAC 192 kHz 24-bit, and if you have low-resolution audio sources, Sony offers DSEE HX scaling. There are Dolby Atmos and DTS: X technologies, its power is 400W and it features 3.1 built-in channels. Sony HT-Z9F

Samsung HW-N850 pros & cons

Pros

  • I have to point out that build quality is really top notch, and is very heavy for a sound bar
  • It would eliminate all the complication of setting up multi speakers and wiring them all over the place

Cons

  • Heavy front sound

Sony HT-Z9F pros & cons

Pros

  • It targets a specific buyer - those who really appreciate sound but don't want to spend ridiculous money
  • No issues connecting with my PS4PRO and being able to still use all my smart TV functions

Cons

  • If you have a smart TV and use its smart features, you still need to maintain two remotes

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N850
Sony HT-Z9F

Model

HW-N850
HT-Z9F

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Rating

0
3.9 of 5

Reviews

0
60

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, volume down, volume up
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

5.1
3.1

Supported channel quantity

5.1.2
3.1

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

2/0
2/0

HDMI ARC

1
1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1
1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer
Chromecast

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

7.6 x 121.9 x 12.7/3.2 x 48.2 x 5.4
6.4 x 100 x 10/2.5 x 39.4 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18.7
3.1/6.6
Samsung HW-N850
Sony HT-Z9F
Samsung HW-N850
Sony HT-Z9F

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.2
  • 11.9
  • 3.2Samsung HW-N850
  • 11.9Sony HT-Z9F

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price

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