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Samsung HW Q59CT Review

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With a great sound profile and graphic EQ, the Samsung HW-Q59CT is a solid option for music and TV shows. However, movie lovers will be concerned that it downmixes surround sound to stereo and doesn’t support Dolby Atmos.

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Experts were delighted by the neutral sound profile and graphic equalizer of the Samsung HW-Q59CT, approving it for TV shows, music, and casual movie playback. Experts from RTINGS love its natural sound profile, saying that it is suitable for most movie and music genres.

Reviewers from Consumer Reports love this device’s fairly loud output. However, this system can’t accurately reproduce that deep low rumbling bass that is common in action movies.

It has a dialogue enhancement feature and experts love its dedicated center channel, which produces good audio for TV shows. However, this system doesn’t support Dolby Atmos and also downmixes surround sound to stereo, so it is not the best choice for movie enthusiasts.

It has a huge selection of wired connectivity options, but wireless streaming options are limited to Bluetooth only. It also has a high audio latency which may be noticeable on some TVs During dialog since.

There is no voice assistant or mobile app, so customization options are limited. Consider the Samsung HW-Q60B review if you prefer a louder speaker.

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Reasons to Buy

  • Incredible selection of wired connectivity options
  • Natural, neutral-sounding sound profile
  • Q-Symphony technologists syncs with select Samsung televisions
  • Speaker gets really loud
  • Dialogue enhancement feature and dedicated center channel are good for TV shows

Reasons to Avoid

  • Only streams wirelessly via Bluetooth and lacks Wi-Fi and AirPlay
  • oesn't support voice assistants and lacks a mobile app
  • Poor extended low bass
  • Doesn't support Dolby Atmos
  • Poor surround performance


  • Bluetooth Enabled
  • Depth
  • Dialogue Enhancement Feature
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Height
  • Subwoofer
  • Surround Sound Supported
  • Wall Mountable
  • Weight
  • Width
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Wireless Subwoofer Connectivity
  • Works With


With a 5.1 channel configuration, the Samsung HW-Q59CT sets itself apart from entry-level and mid-range products. This system, released in 2021, promises DTS Virtual:X content to enliven living rooms and home theaters.

It uses Samsung’s proprietary Acoustic Beam technology to localize objects, giving users an immersive movie-watching experience. Unlike many of the most-popular speakers, it works with Samsung Q-Symphony, pairing with select Samsung TVs.

This system boasts a number of ports, including a shared HDMI ARC+out, full HDMI In, and USB. However, it only streams wirelessly via Bluetooth, and it has a high audio latency, which can be noticed by sensitive users.

Despite having a dedicated subwoofer, the low bass a bit is disappointing. it also has poor surround soundstage and doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, so it’s not ideal for people who relish movies with directional audio.

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