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Samsung Q60B Review

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With a neutral sound profile and Dolby Atmos, the Samsung HW-Q30B delivers pleasant music, TV shows, and movie content. However, it has poor surround soundstage and mediocre low-bass mean that it’s not the most immersive option for movies.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung HW-Q60B is a mid-range 3.1-channel soundbar that was first released in 2022, touting Dolby Atmos. Like select top-rated speakers, this system comes with a dedicated subwoofer, although it doesn’t reproduce extended low bass.

Compatible with some Q-Symphony technology, this system can be paired with compatible Samsung TVs. Music enthusiasts will love the audio customization options that include a graphic equalizer and presets.

Ports like a combined HDMI ARC+Output, full HDMI input, and USB facilitate hassle-free connectivity. That said, this system lacks advanced features like voice assistants and the mobile app.

This unit doesn’t support Wi-Fi, Airplay, or Chromecast, relying solely on Bluetooth for wireless streaming. Because it downmixes surround sound to stereo, it has a middling 3D soundstage, so it’s not as immersive for movies as higher-end units.

Continue reading our Samsung HW-Q60B Review below, and check out the highest-rated soundbars on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Product testers love the balanced profile of the Samsung HW-Q60B, endorsing it for music, TV shows, and movies. Experts from The Tech Reviewer were astounded by its pleasant audio that is capable of accurately rendering movie and music of all genres.

Reviewers from Crutchfield were happy that it supports Dolby Atmos, although they observed that the performance is poor. It also downmixes surround sound to stereo, so the soundstage is not that immersive in the horizontal plane, too.

This system gets really loud, so it is ideal for gatherings. It has a great center channel that enhances dialogue in movies and TV shows. A huge selection of connectivity options simplifies plugging to TVs, but the soundbar only supports Bluetooth as a wireless streaming option.

Analysts were disappointed that it doesn’t have voice assistants and doesn’t have a companion app.

Reason to Buy

  • Effective graphic equalizer and presets
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
  • Dialogue enhancement feature and dedicated center channels enhance conversations in movies
  • Gets really loud

Reason to Avoid

  • Downmixes surround sound and Dolby Atmos to stereo
  • Poor low-bass
  • Doesn’t support Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay, or Chromecast
  • Doesn’t have voice assistants or a mobile app

Samsung Q60B Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4.1"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.2"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels3.1
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, DTS Virtual:X, Surround Sound
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantNo
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight7.7 lbs
WidthWidth40.6"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Remote Control

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Test Results

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Market Context

The Samsung HW-Q60B is a mid-range 3.1-channel soundbar that was first released in 2022, touting Dolby Atmos. Like select top-rated speakers, this system comes with…

The Samsung HW-Q60B is a mid-range 3.1-channel soundbar that was first released in 2022, touting Dolby Atmos. Like select top-rated speakers, this system comes with a dedicated subwoofer, although it doesn’t reproduce extended low bass.

Compatible with some Q-Symphony technology, this system can be paired with compatible Samsung TVs. Music enthusiasts will love the audio customization options that include a graphic equalizer and presets.

Ports like a combined HDMI ARC+Output, full HDMI input, and USB facilitate hassle-free connectivity. That said, this system lacks advanced features like voice assistants and the mobile app.

This unit doesn’t support Wi-Fi, Airplay, or Chromecast, relying solely on Bluetooth for wireless streaming. Because it downmixes surround sound to stereo, it has a middling 3D soundstage, so it’s not as immersive for movies as higher-end units.

Continue reading our Samsung HW-Q60B Review below, and check out the highest-rated soundbars on the market today.

The Samsung HW-Q59CT is more immersive for movies than the Samsung HW-Q60B, thanks to a 5.1 setup and Acoustic Beam technology, which provides a hypnotic…

The Samsung HW-Q59CT is more immersive for movies than the Samsung HW-Q60B, thanks to a 5.1 setup and Acoustic Beam technology, which provides a hypnotic movie-watching experience. However, the Samsung HW-Q60B gets louder, achieving a maximum SPL of 95 94.5 dB compared to the 93.7 dB maximum SPL of the Samsung HW-Q59CT. Otherwise, these two sound systems are similar, and both have similar HDMI and USB ports. Be sure to check out our Samsung HW-Q59CT review to learn more.

Featuring a more neutral sound profile out of the box, the Samsung HW-Q60B is better for music than the LG S75Q. It also has a…

Featuring a more neutral sound profile out of the box, the Samsung HW-Q60B is better for music than the LG S75Q. It also has a graphic EQ equalizer for customization, unlike the LG system. However, the LG soundbar handles Dolby Atmos content better because it has up-firing drivers, while the Samsung soundbar downmixes Dolby Atmos content to stereo.

With a virtual 5.1 setup, the Samsung HW-Q60R has a wider 3D spatial soundstage than the Samsung HW-Q60B, which has a 3.1 configuration. However, while…

With a virtual 5.1 setup, the Samsung HW-Q60R has a wider 3D spatial soundstage than the Samsung HW-Q60B, which has a 3.1 configuration. However, while the Samsung HW-Q60B supports Dolby Atmos, the Samsung HW-Q60R doesn’t. The Q60R also has a 3.5 mm port, unlike the HW-Q60B. To learn more about this device, check out our Samsung HW-Q60R review today.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

Depth

4.1"

4.1"

4.69"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Yes

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

n/a

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

2.2"

2.3"

2.56"

Number of Audio Channels

3.1

5.1

3.1.2

Subwoofer

Included

Included

Build-in

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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True Score

78

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The Samsung Q60B is decent overall. It’s good for watching movies in dark rooms as… read more

    By:

    Kyle Bartlett
  • Tom’s Guide
    66.71

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    It doesn’t have the best picture you can find on a budget TV, but the… read more

    By:

    Matthew Murray
  • CNET
    54.51

    Category Trust Rating

    74
    LIKE: Sleek design and excellent remote., Bright image with solid contrast., Informative status screen for… read more

    By:

    David Katzmaier
  • Techradar
    46.31

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Samsung Q60B gives us a bright, colorful reminder of just how effective QLED can… read more

    By:

    John Archer
  • What Hifi
    38.51

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    Despite making a pleasing first impression with its design and some of the more aggressive… read more

    By:

    John Archer

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