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Samsung HW Q60T Review

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The Samsung HW-Q60T offers a lot of good value for its entry-level pricing, as it features many sound-enhancing features, and its output is highly customizable. However, buyers will have to look elsewhere for a satisfying bass range and expanded wireless connectivity.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung HW-Q60T is an entry-level soundbar and speaker system that was first launched in early 2020. The 5.1 channel setup consists of a subwoofer and a soundbar, but buyers will have to make do with its lack of support for Dolby Atmos.

Still, they will be able to pinpoint exactly where object sounds are coming from thanks to its wide soundstage, which is a characteristic that it shares with most of the best speakers on the market.

The HW-Q60T’s subwoofer isn’t bass-heavy, but it gets quite loud and allows for sound customization through its graphic EQ and wide range of presets.

While the most popular soundbars have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, and Chromecast compatibility, the HW-Q60T can only connect to other devices through Bluetooth, which some users might find frustrating. It also boasts an Optical Audio In port and three HDMI ports.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung HW-Q60T is a 5.1-channel soundbar that features a dedicated center channel for clear vocals, but it doesn’t produce a thumpy bass, and its surround sound performance isn’t immersive due to missing Dolby Atmos support.

Unfortunately, connectivity is limited to Bluetooth, but latency performance is incredible, tested at -17ms over ARC and -31ms over an Optical port for perfectly synchronized audio-visuals. The soundbar also gets loud and has a graphic EQ with presets for sound customization.

The well-built soundbar has many different ports for wired connectivity, including an Optical Audio In, an HDMI ARC, a Full HDMI In, and a USB port, but there’s no voice assistant support.

The soundbar is packed with many sound enhancement features, and overall, it is great for both music and dialogue-focused content.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High build quality
  • Audio quality and detailing are impressive, pleasing audiophiles
  • Integrates seamlessly with Samsung TVs
  • Great port selection
  • Fantastic latency

Reason to Avoid

  • Bass output is not thumpy
  • Wireless connectivity is limited to Bluetooth
  • Might lack overhead sound sensation in certain setups
  • Surround speakers may not work as intended
  • Sound Variation: Some thinness in vocal tracks noted

Samsung HW Q60T Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4.1"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.3"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels5.1
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantNo
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight7.5 lbs
WidthWidth38.6"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Remote Control

All Specs

Test Results

Minimum Freq Response (Hz)58.2
Maximum Freq Response (Hz)19,900
Max Volume Test (db)92.8
Latency (ms)30

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The Samsung HW-Q60T is an entry-level soundbar and speaker system that was first launched in early 2020. The 5.1 channel setup consists of a subwoofer…

The Samsung HW-Q60T is an entry-level soundbar and speaker system that was first launched in early 2020. The 5.1 channel setup consists of a subwoofer and a soundbar, but buyers will have to make do with its lack of support for Dolby Atmos.

Still, they will be able to pinpoint exactly where object sounds are coming from thanks to its wide soundstage, which is a characteristic that it shares with most of the best speakers on the market.

The HW-Q60T’s subwoofer isn’t bass-heavy, but it gets quite loud and allows for sound customization through its graphic EQ and wide range of presets.

While the most popular soundbars have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, and Chromecast compatibility, the HW-Q60T can only connect to other devices through Bluetooth, which some users might find frustrating. It also boasts an Optical Audio In port and three HDMI ports.

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Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Depth

4.1"

4.1"

4.5"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

Yes

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Height

2.3"

2.3"

2.4"

Number of Audio Channels

5.1

7.1

Subwoofer

Included

Included

Yes

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