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Samsung HW Q70T Review

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#N/AWith support for Dolby Atmos and a mobile app, the Samsung HW-Q70T will appeal to music and TV show enthusiasts. That said, it downmixes surround sound to stereo, so it’s not the best choice for modern 3D movie content.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Equipped with Dolby Atmos, the Samsung HW-Q70T is a modern 3.1.2 channel soundbar released in 2020, promising immersive sound for home theaters and living rooms. Thanks to a well-balanced sound profile and a selection of audio enhancement features, the speaker ranks highly alongside the best speakers on the market.

Like most Samsung soundbars, this model comes with a dedicated subwoofer, but it can’t reproduce that deep rumbling bass that many movie enthusiasts love. It has a rich selection of connectivity options that include a shared HDMI ARC+out, HDMI in, and optical inputs, and it boasts both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

This model works with the Samsung SmartThings app for easy customization. Although it supports Dolby Atmos and surround sound, the soundstage is a bit narrow, so this system is not the most obvious option for equipping an immersive home theater. Continue reading below to learn more and see how it compares with the most-popular soundbars on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Leading product experts love the balanced sound profile and excellent connectivity options on the Samsung HW-Q70T, and they approve it for music, TV dialogue, and casual movie watching. Reviewers from TechRadar hailed its seven-band graphic equalizer and presets, saying it will appeal to audiophiles who love fiddling with the music settings.

Experts from CNET were impressed by its good stereo sound profile, which accurately delivers more music and movie content of all genres. However, despite having a dedicated subwoofer, this system doesn’t reproduce that hardcore bass that is common in EDM music.

Reviewers were impressed by its snappy audio latency, commenting that it is great for TV shows. It has a decent selection of wired and wireless connectivity options and works with a companion app. That said, it doesn’t have a built-in voice assistant.

if you require a more immersive 5.1.2 soundbar, see our Samsung HW-Q80R review today.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Supports Dolby Atmos
  • Incredible selection of connectivity options
  • Well-balanced out-of-the-box sound profile
  • Dialogue enhancement feature
  • A dedicated center channel is great for dialogue

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor surround soundstage
  • Mediocre low-extended bass
  • Doesn’t come with a mobile app
  • Lacks support for voice assistants

Samsung HW Q70T Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life
Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth Enabled
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneNo
Charge TimeCharge Timen/a
DepthDepth4.5"
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HeightHeight2.4"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels
SizeSize38.6"(w) x 2.4"(h) x 4.5"(d)
Smart AppSmart AppSamsung SmartThings
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
SubwooferSubwooferYes
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound Supported
Voice AssistantVoice Assistant
Water ResistantWater ResistantNo
WattageWattage330W
WeightWeight7.9 lbs
WidthWidth38.6"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer Connectivity
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)62.586
High End Roll Off (Hz)2,381.68
Max Volume Test (db)95.3
Latency (ms)-1
THD @ 80dB0.38

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Market Context

Equipped with Dolby Atmos, the Samsung HW-Q70T is a modern 3.1.2 channel soundbar released in 2020, promising immersive sound for home theaters and living rooms….

Equipped with Dolby Atmos, the Samsung HW-Q70T is a modern 3.1.2 channel soundbar released in 2020, promising immersive sound for home theaters and living rooms. Thanks to a well-balanced sound profile and a selection of audio enhancement features, the speaker ranks highly alongside the best speakers on the market.

Like most Samsung soundbars, this model comes with a dedicated subwoofer, but it can’t reproduce that deep rumbling bass that many movie enthusiasts love. It has a rich selection of connectivity options that include a shared HDMI ARC+out, HDMI in, and optical inputs, and it boasts both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

This model works with the Samsung SmartThings app for easy customization. Although it supports Dolby Atmos and surround sound, the soundstage is a bit narrow, so this system is not the most obvious option for equipping an immersive home theater. Continue reading below to learn more and see how it compares with the most-popular soundbars on the market today.

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Battery Life

Bluetooth Enabled

Built In Microphone

No

Charge Time

n/a

Depth

4.5"

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Height

2.4"

Number of Audio Channels

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True Score

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    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Samsung HW-Q70T is good for mixed usage. This soundbar performs well with most audio… Read More

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    John Panoryios
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    58.66

    Category Trust Rating

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