Samsung HW-Q60B 3.1 Soundbar Review

7.64 Mixed Usages

Samsung HW-Q60B is one of the best soundbar under $250. Acoustic Beam feature makes contents life like allowing you to enjoy action-based movies. With OneRemote, you can use the Samsung TV remote for the bar. Basic ports like HDMI and optical are available. The neutral profile makes the bar ideal for music and movies. Low ends are average. If you want a better 3.1 soundbar, check the Klipsch Cinema 800.

Our Verdict

Samsung HW-Q60B works with Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual: X to deliver virtual surround sound with height effects but the bar produces sound in stereo. The bar adjusts itself with films or games with Adaptive Sound. Graphic EQ and multiple presets are available. Dialog enhancement and night mode help to achieve clear vocals and maintain volume at certain level. It has decent stereo dynamics and sound is pure at normal volume.

  • Tap sound feature
  • Bluetooth multiconnection
  • Well built
  • Sounds clean at high volume
  • Low latency
  • Atmos effects aren’t powerful


Number of Channel 3.1 Channel
Placement Type Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type Wireless
Subwoofer Feature Separate Subwoofer , Wireless Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker Yes
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output Yes
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 12 months Months


Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output 1 (shared)
Full HDMI Input 1 HDMI Input
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) None
RCA Ports No
USB Port 1 USB Port
Ethernet Jack No

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is more than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) audio seems to be coming from a more accurate pinpoint location
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) It has dedicated center channel speaker and Total Harmonic Distortion of center channel @80dB is less than standard value(>0.7). So soundbar produce more clear and accurate audio of the dialogue in movies.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated or alternative channel for surround content. So it downmixes surround content to stereo.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is more than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is less then 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (79 ms) and Optical (50 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (-57 ms).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: Graphic + Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thump & Punch of sound) Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) Yes
Surround Level Adjustment: N/A
Virtual Surround Effect: Yes

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS: X Yes
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) Yes
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) Yes
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) Yes

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : Yes
DTS:X : Yes
Dolby Digital : Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
DTS : Yes
Dolby TrueHD : Yes
5.1 PCM Yes

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : None
Midrange Size & Types: Cones (6)
Woofer Size & Type : None
Subwoofer Driver 6" Cone

Build Material

Enclosure Sealed(bar), Ported(sub)
Finish The bar is made of plastic and metal grille help the bar to protect the drivers inside. The sub's made of wood, which feels solid.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 40.6" (103.1 cm)
Soundbar Height 2.6" (6.5 cm)
Soundbar Depth 4.1" (10.5 cm)
Subwoofer Width 7.3" (18.5 cm)
Subwoofer Depth 11.6" (29.4 cm)
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