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Samsung HW Q930B Review

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With deep extended low-bass and a satellite speaker-equipped 9.1.4 setup, the Samsung HW-Q930B has an outstanding 3D soundstage. It’s one of the most immersive premium soundbars for movies, music, and TV shows on the market.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung HW-Q930B is a 2022-model, high-end soundbar that promises advanced Dolby Atmos for large home theaters. It’s one of those rear soundbars that offer most features that movie and music enthusiasts crave.

With a 9.1.4 configuration, this system ranks highly alongside the best speakers on the market today. It comes with a dedicated subwoofer, producing deep rumbling low-bass that adds excitement to movies and soundtracks.

This soundbar has powerful satellite speakers and supports Dolby Atmos, so it envelopes the whole room with audio, making it a favorite of movie and gaming enthusiasts.

The soundbar has an auto EQ room correction feature for automatically optimizing the audio depending on the room’s unique acoustic qualities. A seven-band graphic equalizer enhances the sound profile, while wireless connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple airplay enable wireless streaming.

A shared HDMI ARC+out port, full HDMI In, and Optical connector provide unlimited connectivity options. It has decent audio latency and boasts built-in Alexa and the mobile app for simple customization.

Read to the end of this Samsung HW-Q990B review and be sure to check out our list of the current highest-rated soundbars today.

Best For

  • Large Rooms

Consensus

our Verdict

Product testers love the bass-heavy profile and the immersive Dolby Atmos and surround soundstage of the Samsung HW-Q930B, stating that it’s great for movies, music, and TV shows.

TechRadar experts were delighted by the 9.1.4 setup, mentioning that they could discern the precise direction of various objects in surround and Atmos audio, making this soundbar a good choice for games and movies.

Critics from T3 hailed this system’s dedicated subwoofer that produces deep extended low-bass, delivering audiophile-quality music and movies. The soundbar has super-low latency over all the ports, delivering well-synced audio and video feeds.

With a high maximum SPL, this system gets loud enough to entertain in large living rooms. It also has built-in Alexa and a mobile app, providing hassle-free connectivity.

However, if you need a more advanced 11.1.4 setup, see our Samsung HW-Q950A review today.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Incredible sound quality
    • This soundbar is well-suited for movies, TV shows, and music because its balanced sound profile ensures clear dialogue, vocals, and instruments.

  • Immersive surround performance
    • It has a good stereo and surround soundstage, with sounds feeling aptly placed around you, and the Atmos performance is immersive, perfect for action movies.

  • Great voice clarity
    • Voice clarity on this 9.1.4 setup is great, thanks to the well-balanced center channel that delivers clear and accurate voices. Voices are also placed precisely along the soundstage. However, if you need a more advanced 11.1.4 setup, read our Samsung HW-Q950A review

  • Satisfying bass response
    • Although the sound profile is pretty neutral, the bass response is slightly emphasized, which is great for action scenes and some music genres.

  • Excellent smart integration and connectivity
    • The soundbar is compatible with the Samsung SmartThings app (Android and iOS). You can also use vocal commands with built-in Alexa, but there’s no support for Apple Siri or Google Assistant. Inputs include 1 x HDMI eARC, 1 x Full HDMI In, and 1 x Optical audio, and the satellites and subwoofer connect wirelessly to the soundbar. The tested latency over Full HDMI In is 6 ms, which is among the best we’ve seen. Although latency is higher over eARC (49 ms) and Optical (67 ms), the audio doesn’t lag.

Reason to Avoid

  • Non-universal remote
    • You can’t control multiple devices with the remote because it isn’t universal.

Samsung HW Q930B Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4.7"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Equalizer SettingsAdvanced
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.4"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels9.1.4
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantAmazon Alexa
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight11.9
WidthWidth
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, SmartThings

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)35.125
High End Roll Off (Hz)2,215.77
Max Volume Test (db)95.9
Latency (ms)49
THD @ 80dB0.46

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Market Context

The Samsung HW-Q930B is a 2022-model, high-end soundbar that promises advanced Dolby Atmos for large home theaters. It’s one of those rear soundbars that offer…

The Samsung HW-Q930B is a 2022-model, high-end soundbar that promises advanced Dolby Atmos for large home theaters. It’s one of those rear soundbars that offer most features that movie and music enthusiasts crave.

With a 9.1.4 configuration, this system ranks highly alongside the best speakers on the market today. It comes with a dedicated subwoofer, producing deep rumbling low-bass that adds excitement to movies and soundtracks.

This soundbar has powerful satellite speakers and supports Dolby Atmos, so it envelopes the whole room with audio, making it a favorite of movie and gaming enthusiasts.

The soundbar has an auto EQ room correction feature for automatically optimizing the audio depending on the room’s unique acoustic qualities. A seven-band graphic equalizer enhances the sound profile, while wireless connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple airplay enable wireless streaming.

A shared HDMI ARC+out port, full HDMI In, and Optical connector provide unlimited connectivity options. It has decent audio latency and boasts built-in Alexa and the mobile app for simple customization.

Read to the end of this Samsung HW-Q990B review and be sure to check out our list of the current highest-rated soundbars today.

While the satellite speakers of the Samsung HW-Q910B lack up-firing drivers for Atmos, the speakers on the Samsung HW-Q930B are Atmos-enabled, delivering more immersive content….

While the satellite speakers of the Samsung HW-Q910B lack up-firing drivers for Atmos, the speakers on the Samsung HW-Q930B are Atmos-enabled, delivering more immersive content. These speakers also don’t need to be wired to a receiver module like the satellites of the Samsung HW-Q910B. However, if you prefer the more affordable HW-910B, check out our Samsung HW-Q910B review to learn more.

Featuring a 11.1.4 setup with two extra channels, the Samsung HW-990B produces a more immersive surround stage soundstage than the Samsung HW-Q930B. It also produces…

Featuring a 11.1.4 setup with two extra channels, the Samsung HW-990B produces a more immersive surround stage soundstage than the Samsung HW-Q930B. It also produces slightly deeper bass. Otherwise, the two speakers are both top-quality surround/Atmos systems.

Featuring a truly wireless array of speakers, the JBL Bar 9.1 is easier to set up than the Samsung HW-Q930B, which requires some wiring. However,…

Featuring a truly wireless array of speakers, the JBL Bar 9.1 is easier to set up than the Samsung HW-Q930B, which requires some wiring. However, the Samsung soundbar has a graphic equalizer and bass and treble adjustment features that the JBL speaker lacks.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Depth

4.7"

10.9"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

na

Equalizer Settings

Advanced

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Height

2.4"

23"

Number of Audio Channels

9.1.4

9.1.2

Subwoofer

Included

Included

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    82
    The Samsung HW-Q930B is impressive for mixed usage. It’s a premium bar with lots of… Read More

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • Techradar
    46.31

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Samsung HW-Q930B rewrites the mid-range Dolby Atmos soundbar rulebook. The days where stepping down… Read More

    By:

    John Archer
  • T3
    34.31

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    By only losing only two sound channels and a little power compared with Samsung’s Q990B… Read More

    By:

    John Archer

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