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Samsung HW-Q60C Review

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90
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The mid-range Samsung HW Q60C excels with dialogue-focused shows and movies, boasting Dolby Atmos support, clear dialogues, and seven EQ presets. However, for the same price, you can find feature-packed alternatives with a broader soundstage and superior surround for action films, along with app compatibility.

$325.95

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2023, the Samsung HW Q60C is a mid-range 3.1 sound bar equipped with Dolby Atmos. It offers versatile connection options to the TV, including HDMI ARC, Full HDMI, and Optical, along with a game mode. Notably, the bar allows simultaneous connection of two wireless devices and enables seamless music streaming via a simple tap on your phone, a standout feature among the highest-rated speakers.

You get a total of seven speakers, including a dedicated center speaker for dialogue reproduction, and there’s HDR10+ support. The One Remote Control facilitates the operation of both your soundbar and Samsung TV, and activating Q-symphony allows you to sync the soundbar with your TV speakers. For a comprehensive selection of advanced features, explore our list of the best soundbars today.

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Best For

  • Samsung

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung HW Q60C offers a dependable connection via Optical, Full HDMI, and ARC, and its wireless subwoofer allows for flexible placement. There are no disturbing audio noises, and fairly good latency minimizes lag.

The soundstage is relatively narrow, and watching action sequences is disappointing due to poor downmixed surround content. It has Dolby Atmos support, but it’s not immersive. Dialogue delivery is sharp due to its detailed mid-range, the lead instruments sound distinct, and the extra bass injects some satisfying boom into the audio. The remote features buttons for customized sound adjustment, and while the bar feels sturdy, its thin outer covering tends to attract dust. It also offers responsive input commands and a 7-band graphic EQ but lacks an app for seamless operation.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Secure connection
  • No unwanted sounds
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Clear dialogues
  • Sturdy construction

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow soundstage
  • Poor surround performance
  • Atmos isn’t immersive
  • No app

Samsung HW-Q60C Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4.1"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.2"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels3.1
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantNo
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight7.7 lbs
WidthWidth40.6"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Remote Control, SmartThings

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)54.17
High End Roll Off (Hz)10,240
Max Volume Test (db)94.5
Latency (ms)101
THD @ 80dB0.6

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Released in 2023, the Samsung HW Q60C is a mid-range 3.1 sound bar equipped with Dolby Atmos. It offers versatile connection options to the TV,…

Released in 2023, the Samsung HW Q60C is a mid-range 3.1 sound bar equipped with Dolby Atmos. It offers versatile connection options to the TV, including HDMI ARC, Full HDMI, and Optical, along with a game mode. Notably, the bar allows simultaneous connection of two wireless devices and enables seamless music streaming via a simple tap on your phone, a standout feature among the highest-rated speakers.

You get a total of seven speakers, including a dedicated center speaker for dialogue reproduction, and there’s HDR10+ support. The One Remote Control facilitates the operation of both your soundbar and Samsung TV, and activating Q-symphony allows you to sync the soundbar with your TV speakers. For a comprehensive selection of advanced features, explore our list of the best soundbars today.

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The Samsung HW Q60C has a 3.1-channel setup, whereas the Samsung HW Q800C boasts a superior 5.1.2-channel setup. While both soundbars get adequately loud, there’s less sound compression with the Samsung HW Q60C at max volume. To learn more about the HW Q800C, read our Samsung HW Q800C review.

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The Samsung Q60C supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby TrueHD for more immersive movie viewing, whereas the Samsung HW B650 does not. Moreover, gamers will appreciate that the Samsung Q60C has a variable refresh rate passthrough to eliminate tearing, but the Samsung HW B650 lacks VRR compatibility. If you want Dolby Atmos support and a built-in voice assistant, read our Bose Smart Soundbar 600 review.

The Samsung Q60C’s stereo sound performance is better than the LG S65Q, and it also features greater sound enhancement features. On the other hand, the…

The Samsung Q60C’s stereo sound performance is better than the LG S65Q, and it also features greater sound enhancement features. On the other hand, the S65Q’s latency is lower than the Q60C for reduced lag while streaming videos. For a compact alternative from LG, read our LG SL5Y 2.1 review.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Depth

4.1"

4.7"

2.95"

4.1"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Yes

No

Yes

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

2.2"

2.4"

2.32"

2.5"

Number of Audio Channels

3.1

5.1.2

3.1

3.1.2

Subwoofer

Included

Included

Included

Included

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Expert Score

83

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True Score

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