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Samsung HW-Q910B Review

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Featuring an advanced 9.12 setup with satellite speakers, the Samsung HW-Q910B produces epic surround and Dolby Atmos performances, immersing viewers fully. It’s one of the most immersive and smartest soundbars for movies and music on the market today.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

With discreet satellite speakers and a dedicated subwoofer, the 2022-model Samsung HW-Q910B brings incredible Dolby Atmos and surround performances to any living room.

This premium speaker has a high-end 9.1.2 model, featuring a more immersive soundstage than most of top-rated speakers today. It supports an array of wireless playback options, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple Airplay.

Wired connectivity options like the combined HDMI ARC+Out, HDMI In, and Optical simplify connecting to all sorts of TVs. It has an outstanding 96.4 dB maximum SPL, getting remarkably loud, and also boasts smart features in the form of built-in Alexa and a companion app for changing settings.

With a dedicated subwoofer, the device produces deep extended low bass, adding some boom to action movies and music. You can easily tinker with the settings using the seven-band graphic EQ and presets. Continue reading our Samsung HW-Q910B review and see how it compares to the best-ranked soundbars on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Top reviewers love the impressive surround and Dolby Atmos performance of the Samsung HW-Q910B, recommending the soundbar for movies, music, and TV shows.

Experts from RTINGS were delighted by this system’s discrete satellite speakers and Dolby Atmos performance, saying that it allows users to pinpoint the direction of specific in-movie sounds.

Editors from Digital Trends hailed its remarkably neutral sound profile and dedicated that produces deep bass that will please EDM and hip-hop music enthusiasts. With a high maximum SPL, this system gets really loud.

However, the latency over the ARC and optical ports is a bit high, so there might be some noticeable delays between the audio and video feeds during the TV dialogue scenes.

This speaker has a rich range of wired and wireless connectivity options and boasts Alexa and a mobile app for simple customization.

However, if you need a more affordable 5.1.2 soundbar, see our Samsung HW-Q850T review and check out our Samsung HW-Q930B review if you need a more immersive 9.1.4 system.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent sound quality
    • This soundbar is excellent for music, movies, and TV shows because its balanced sound, especially in the mid-range, ensures clear dialogues and vocals. The relatively wide soundstage improves immersion with accurate sound placement.

  • Useful connectivity options and moderate latency
    • The inputs include 1 x Optical audio, 1 x HDMI eARC, and 1 x Full HDMI In, and you can connect it wirelessly over WiFi and Bluetooth, like its subwoofer. Latency over Full HDMI In (42 ms) ranks moderately compared to our other tested soundbars; there is no audio lag. Latency over eARC is 91 ms, which is among the highest we’ve seen, with no noticeable audio delay.

  • Durable design with handy physical inputs
    • The soundbar and satellites have a sturdy plastic build with metal grilles protecting the drivers, while the subwoofer has a wooden build. Although offering limited control, there are tactile buttons on the soundbar to manage the volume, microphone muting, and input selection, and a tiny display.

  • Simple user interface
    • The remote is simple to use and lets you power on and off the bar, adjust volume, choose inputs, and adjust EQ modes. And you can tweak the audio with the 7-band EQ and graphic presets.

  • Smart integration on iOS and Android
    • The soundbar is compatible with the Samsung SmartThings app (iOS and Android), so you can control it fully even without the remote. And built-in Alexa lets you control the system with vocal commands.

Reason to Avoid

  • Average Atmos performance
    • Although the soundbar’s up-firing channels make it feel like the audio has height, it is not as convincing as having ceiling speakers.

  • Slightly high latency over eARC and Optical
    • Tested latency over eARC (91 ms) and Optical (97 ms) is moderately high and ranks among the highest we’ve seen.

  • Non-universal remote and limited voice assistants
    • Since the remote isn’t universal, you can’t control multiple devices with it. The soundbar also doesn’t support Google Assistant or Apple Siri.

Samsung HW-Q910B Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth10.9"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement Featurena
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star Certified
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight23"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels9.1.2
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantAmazon Alexa
Wall MountableWall Mountablena
WeightWeight37 lbs
WidthWidth43.7"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer Connectivityna
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)35.125
High End Roll Off (Hz)2,751.68
Max Volume Test (db)96.4
Latency (ms)91
THD @ 80dB0.53

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With discreet satellite speakers and a dedicated subwoofer, the 2022-model Samsung HW-Q910B brings incredible Dolby Atmos and surround performances to any living room. This premium speaker…

With discreet satellite speakers and a dedicated subwoofer, the 2022-model Samsung HW-Q910B brings incredible Dolby Atmos and surround performances to any living room.

This premium speaker has a high-end 9.1.2 model, featuring a more immersive soundstage than most of top-rated speakers today. It supports an array of wireless playback options, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple Airplay.

Wired connectivity options like the combined HDMI ARC+Out, HDMI In, and Optical simplify connecting to all sorts of TVs. It has an outstanding 96.4 dB maximum SPL, getting remarkably loud, and also boasts smart features in the form of built-in Alexa and a companion app for changing settings.

With a dedicated subwoofer, the device produces deep extended low bass, adding some boom to action movies and music. You can easily tinker with the settings using the seven-band graphic EQ and presets. Continue reading our Samsung HW-Q910B review and see how it compares to the best-ranked soundbars on the market today.

While the satellite speakers of the Samsung HW-Q900T lack up-firing channels for Atmos, the ones of the Samsung HW-Q910B do, resulting in more immersive Atmos…

While the satellite speakers of the Samsung HW-Q900T lack up-firing channels for Atmos, the ones of the Samsung HW-Q910B do, resulting in more immersive Atmos content. Additionally, the speakers of the Samsung HW-Q900T require a more complicated setup procedure than that of the Samsung HW-Q910B. Check out our Samsung HW-Q900T review to learn more.

Unlike the Samsung HW-Q910B, the satellite speakers on the Samsung HW-Q990B don’t need to be wired to a receiver module. It also has a better…

Unlike the Samsung HW-Q910B, the satellite speakers on the Samsung HW-Q990B don’t need to be wired to a receiver module. It also has a better Atmos performance, and comes with an auto equalizer subwoofer correction feature, which is not available on Samsung HW-Q910B.

The Samsung HW-Q910B is similar to the Nakamichi Shockwave Ultra 9.2.4 eARC in that both have satellite speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. However, the Nakamichi…

The Samsung HW-Q910B is similar to the Nakamichi Shockwave Ultra 9.2.4 eARC in that both have satellite speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. However, the Nakamichi soundbar reaches a top SPL of 97.9 dB getting louder than the 96.4 dB max SPL of the Samsung model.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Depth

10.9"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

na

Energy Star Certified

HDMI ARC

Yes

Height

23"

Number of Audio Channels

9.1.2

Subwoofer

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