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Samsung HW-S60T Review

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With a boomy sound profile, the Samsung HW-S60T is a good option for casual music, TV shows, and casual movie playback. However, it has a disappointing surround soundstage, so it’s not the best choice for movie buffs.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

A 2020 model with a unique 4.0 configuration, the Samsung HW-S60T is a mid-range soundbar that promises Dolby audio and DTS digital surround soundstage for movie and music enthusiasts.

Although this system has Acoustic Beam technology and boasts up-firing and side-horn speakers, it has poor surround sound performance and doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, You can find more immersive devices on our list of the best speakers today.

However, it features an incredible range of connectivity options that include our combined HDMI ARC+Out and Optical ports. Which also streams via both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Although it lacks a dedicated subwoofer, it has a booming sound profile that doesn’t have that deep extended low bass. A graphic equalizer lets you adjust the sound profile as needed.

This system has a dialogue enhancement mode for optimizing dialogue. With a 92.8 db maximum SPL, the soundbar gets really loud.

Users will be pleased that it has built-in Amazon Alexa and works with a mobile app for adjusting settings easily. Continue browsing our Samsung HW-S60T review and see how it stacks up against the best soundbars on the market today.

Best For

  • PC

Consensus

our Verdict

Top experts were delighted with the graphic equalizer and booming sound profile of the Samsung HW-S60T, approving it for music, TV shows, and limited use with the movies.

Testers from T3 love this device’s stereo soundstage, although they found its surround performance disappointing. Analysts from Sound and Vision love its booming sound profile, although they noticed that it lacks that deep extended low bass for enhancing movie playback.

This system has a graphic equalizer and presets for customizing the sound profile, though. It has a decent selection of wired and wireless connectivity options and users will love its built-in Alexa and mobile app for adjusting settings.

This system gets really loud too, and it is good for entertaining. However It lacks support for Dolby Atmos content, so reviewers rank it only as okay for movies.

However, if you need a device with a dedicated center channel that produces even clearer TV dialogue, see our Samsung HW-S60A review and if you prefer a slightly louder soundbar, check out our Samsung T450 soundbar review now.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding stereo soundstage
  • Device gets really loud
  • Excellent build quality
  • Graphic equalizer and presets for adjusting content

Reason to Avoid

  • Lacks deep extended low bass
  • Mediocre surround performance and doesn’t support Dolby Atmos
  • Doesn’t have an auto volume mode
  • Lacks full HDMI ports
  • Lacks built-in Chromecast or Apple AirPlay

Samsung HW-S60T Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4.9"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
Equalizer SettingsAdvanced
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.6"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels4
Product WeightProduct Weight6.4 lbs
SubwooferSubwooferBuild-in, Optional (sold separately)
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Digital
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantAmazon Alexa
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight6.4 lbs
WidthWidth30.1"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, SmartThings

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)95.137
High End Roll Off (Hz)1,173.765
Max Volume Test (db)92.8
Latency (ms)30
THD @ 80dB0.36

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Market Context

A 2020 model with a unique 4.0 configuration, the Samsung HW-S60T is a mid-range soundbar that promises Dolby audio and DTS digital surround soundstage for…

A 2020 model with a unique 4.0 configuration, the Samsung HW-S60T is a mid-range soundbar that promises Dolby audio and DTS digital surround soundstage for movie and music enthusiasts.

Although this system has Acoustic Beam technology and boasts up-firing and side-horn speakers, it has poor surround sound performance and doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, You can find more immersive devices on our list of the best speakers today.

However, it features an incredible range of connectivity options that include our combined HDMI ARC+Out and Optical ports. Which also streams via both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Although it lacks a dedicated subwoofer, it has a booming sound profile that doesn’t have that deep extended low bass. A graphic equalizer lets you adjust the sound profile as needed.

This system has a dialogue enhancement mode for optimizing dialogue. With a 92.8 db maximum SPL, the soundbar gets really loud.

Users will be pleased that it has built-in Amazon Alexa and works with a mobile app for adjusting settings easily. Continue browsing our Samsung HW-S60T review and see how it stacks up against the best soundbars on the market today.

The Samsung HW-S60T has a graphic equalizer and boasts a better stereo soundstage performance than the Denon Home Sound Bar 550, which lacks a graphic…

The Samsung HW-S60T has a graphic equalizer and boasts a better stereo soundstage performance than the Denon Home Sound Bar 550, which lacks a graphic EQ. That said, the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 supports Dolby Atmos and boasts a full HDMI input, unlike the Samsung HW-S60T.

The Samsung HW-S60T has a more neutral sound profile out of the box than the Sonos Playbar. It also supports streaming via Wi-Fi, unlike the…

The Samsung HW-S60T has a more neutral sound profile out of the box than the Sonos Playbar. It also supports streaming via Wi-Fi, unlike the Sonos Playbar. That said, the Sonos Playbar has a room correction feature and auto volume mode, unlike the Samsung HW-S60T.

With a 5.1 setup, the Samsung HW-Q60T produces a more immersive 3D soundstage than the Samsung HW-S60T, which has a 4.0 setup It also has…

With a 5.1 setup, the Samsung HW-Q60T produces a more immersive 3D soundstage than the Samsung HW-S60T, which has a 4.0 setup It also has a dedicated wireless subwoofer, producing deeper extended low bass than the Samsung HW-Q60T.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Depth

4.9"

4.7"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

na

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

Equalizer Settings

Advanced

Basic

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Height

2.6"

2.94"

Number of Audio Channels

4

4

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    68
    The Samsung HW-S60T is alright for mixed use. While this soundbar lacks thump and rumble,… Read More

    By:

    Jake Thauvette, Vanessa Mccuaig, And Olivier Gariepy
  • Trusted Reviews
    60.27

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Viewed as a lifestyle soundbar rather than one for Atmos/DTS:X soundtracks and the HW-S60T is… Read More

    By:

    Kob Monney
  • Which?
    58.66

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Samsung HW-S60T is rather expensive considering it doesn’t come with a subwoofer. But it’s… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • T3
    34.31

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Samsung HW-S60T is an expansive, confident and decorative upgrade on your TV sound if… Read More

    By:

    Simon Lucas