Samsung HW-T550 vs Sonos Beam

HW-T550 vs Beam comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Sonos Beam
6
4
8

Samsung HW-T550 vs Sonos Beam review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Sonos Beam

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-T550 vs Sonos Beam comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. HW-T550 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 vs 6 out of 10 for Beam.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over Sonos Beam

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • USB port

Advantages Sonos Beam over Samsung HW-T550

  • 3.0 vs 2.1 built-in channels
  • AirPlay 2 compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone

Common strengths

  • Bluetooth enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Sonos Beam

Nov 22, 2019

Beam is the home theater speaker system in the Sonos universe. Positioned as a compact soundbar, the model not only sounds good, but also bears the proud title of “smart” thanks to the int...

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Sonos Beam

Model

HW-T550
Beam

Brand

Samsung
Sonos

Reviews

3970
3280

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
2.8/6.2

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-T550
Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-T550
Sonos Beam

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 6Sonos Beam