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Samsung Hw Q850T Review

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The Samsung HW-Q850T brings deep extended bass and an excellent surround soundstage to bring a new level of realism to movie watching. The system is one of the most versatile and immersive soundbars for movies, music, and TV shows.

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Critics were impressed by the surround sound performance of the Samsung HW-Q850T, endorsing it for movies, TV shows, and music. Reviewers from Digital Trends were impressed by its balanced sound profile, delivering accurate music regardless of genre.

Experts from Reviewed love the system’s dedicated subwoofer, observing that it delivers deep, thumping bass that is suitable for action movies and music.

This system comes with satellite surround speakers that produce room-encompassing audio that will please movie buffs. Although it has Dolby Atmos, the performance with Atmos content is not as immersive as other 5.1 soundbars.

This soundbar gets loud enough to fill larger rooms, and experts were delighted by its smart features, which include built-in Alexa and a mobile app for controlling settings. The audio latency is very good, so users won’t notice any latency during dialogue scenes.

However, if you need a higher-end 7.1.2 soundbar, see our Samsung HW-Q900A review today.

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Reasons to Buy

  • Impressive discreet profile produces immersive 3D Surround soundstage
  • Deep extended low bass is great for movies and music
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa and the mobile app enable excellent control
  • Accurate out-of-the-box sound profile and graphic EQ and presets
  • The system gets really loud

Reasons to Avoid

  • Doesn't support airplay or Chromecast
  • Poor Dolby Atmos performance
  • Lacks a room correction feature


  • Bluetooth Enabled
  • Depth
  • Dialogue Enhancement Feature
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Height
  • Subwoofer
  • Surround Sound Supported
  • Voice Assistant
  • Wall Mountable
  • Weight
    30 pounds
  • Width
  • Wireless Connectivity
    Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Subwoofer Connectivity
  • Works With


The Samsung HW-Q850A is the high-end 5.1.2 soundbar that made its debut in 2020, promising smart features for home theaters. Although it supports Dolby Atmos, the listening experience with Dolby content is not very immersive.

You can find more immersive devices on our list of top-rated speakers today. However, it has discrete satellite speakers that produce a realistic surround soundstage, delivering engaging movie content.

Built-in Amazon Alexa and a companion mobile app allow effortless remote control, and it has a suit of wired connectivity options that include Optical, combined HDMI ARC+out, and full HDMI In.

It has a dedicated subwoofer, delivering deep extended low bass. Achieving a top SPL of 94.0 dB, the sound system gets loud enough to fill large home theaters. It has an incredibly low latency of ARC and optical ports.

Wireless connectivity options on this system include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Read on to learn more about the Samsung HW-Q850T and check out our list of the best-rated soundbars on the market today.

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