149

Samsung Hw Q65T Review

True Score

56
55
1

Experts

61
2

Consumers

Expert Rankings

Those who don’t mind relying solely on Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming will find the HW-Q65T sufficient for their audio needs, given its mid-range pricing. It doesn’t deliver the best surround sound experience, but it gets loud, and its sound output is adjustable.

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung HW-Q65T is a mid-tier soundbar and satellite speaker setup that was first announced in 2022.

The speaker system offers graphical EQ and presets for easy sound customization and also has a subwoofer that delivers just enough low bass to keep most owners satisfied but misses out on the deep rumble that movie fans would love.

It also has a satisfactory soundstage, which gives users a general idea of where sound is coming from.

Its missing Dolby Atmos support and mid-level subwoofer performance are some of the reasons it doesn’t appear in our list of the best speakers or even the best soundbars, but it does have a an Optical Audio In and three HDMI ports.

Regarding wireless connectivity, the HW-Q65T only works with Bluetooth-capable devices, but if you’d like an alternative that works with Wi-Fi devices as well, our Samsung HW-Q70T review might be worth looking into.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung HW-Q65T is a 5.1-channel soundbar that has great surround sound capability thanks to satellites and up-firing speakers. It produces a large room-filling sound that is also neutral, with a bit of extra bass output.

Unfortunately, its wireless connectivity is limited to Bluetooth, lacking Wi-Fi and Apple AirPlay. There’s also no Atmos support for immersive surround sound, but its port selection includes one Optical Audio in, one Full HDMI in, and one USB port.

Latency performance (tested at 53ms ARC and 68ms Optical) is also above board for in-sync video playback, and its soundstage is wider than the bar for localized sound.

Despite the lack of voice assistant support, the Q65T remains a great pick for all-around home entertainment, only stifled by its limited wireless connectivity options.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Impressive build quality
  • Great sound quality, with accurately reproduced vocals
  • Sound is adjustable through a graphic EQ and presets
  • Has a loud max volume
  • Low latency for in-sync playback

Reason to Avoid

  • Low bass range output is not impressive
  • Wireless connectivity options are limited to Bluetooth
  • No Dolby Atmos support
  • Surround sound performance is below par
  • No voice assistant support

Samsung Hw Q65T 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 Channels7.1
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Surround, DTS Virtual:X
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantNo
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight7.5 lbs
WidthWidth38.6"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Remote Control

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Samsung Hw Q65T Review

True Score

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Market Context

The Samsung HW-Q65T is a mid-tier soundbar and satellite speaker setup that was first announced in 2022. The speaker system offers graphical EQ and presets for…

The Samsung HW-Q65T is a mid-tier soundbar and satellite speaker setup that was first announced in 2022.

The speaker system offers graphical EQ and presets for easy sound customization and also has a subwoofer that delivers just enough low bass to keep most owners satisfied but misses out on the deep rumble that movie fans would love.

It also has a satisfactory soundstage, which gives users a general idea of where sound is coming from.

Its missing Dolby Atmos support and mid-level subwoofer performance are some of the reasons it doesn’t appear in our list of the best speakers or even the best soundbars, but it does have a an Optical Audio In and three HDMI ports.

Regarding wireless connectivity, the HW-Q65T only works with Bluetooth-capable devices, but if you’d like an alternative that works with Wi-Fi devices as well, our Samsung HW-Q70T review might be worth looking into.

The Samsung HW-Q65T looks very similar to the Samsung HW-Q60T, with the only significant difference between the two being that the Q65T ships with two…

The Samsung HW-Q65T looks very similar to the Samsung HW-Q60T, with the only significant difference between the two being that the Q65T ships with two satellite speakers. Still, if you’re interested in the Q60T, go through our Samsung HW-Q60T review.

The main difference between the Samsung HW-Q65T and the HW-Q850A is that the Q65T is a 5.1-channel speaker setup, while the HW-Q850A is a 5.1.2-channel…

The main difference between the Samsung HW-Q65T and the HW-Q850A is that the Q65T is a 5.1-channel speaker setup, while the HW-Q850A is a 5.1.2-channel speaker setup. The Q65T also supports both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital and has WiFi connectivity. These are all advantages that it has over the HW-Q850A.

The Samsung HW-Q65T ships with two satellite speakers and a subwoofer, while the Sonos Arc only exists as a soundbar. That said, the Sonos Arc…

The Samsung HW-Q65T ships with two satellite speakers and a subwoofer, while the Sonos Arc only exists as a soundbar. That said, the Sonos Arc supports Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital content, which the Samsung HW-Q65T cannot render, but the Samsung soundbar has a display while the Sonos Arc does not.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Depth

4.1"

4.1"

4.5"

4.56"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

No

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

2.3"

2.3"

2.4"

3.43"

Number of Audio Channels

7.1

5.1

5.1.2

5.0.2

Subwoofer

Included

Included

Included

Optional (sold separately)

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

55

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

61

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

56

Any product with a True Score above 60 is a Meh

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Samsung HW-Q65T is good for mixed usage. Its out-of-the-box sound profile is pretty neutral,… Read More

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    John Panoryios

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