Samsung HW-Q950A 11.1.4 - Review

Samsung HW-Q950A 11.1.4 Soundbar Review
8.34 Mixed Usages
8.2 SOUND QUALITY
8.4 BASS ACCURACY :
7.7 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
9.9 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
7.5 BUILD QUALITY :
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Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 11.1.4 Channel
Placement Type Wall-mountable , Table-top
Connectivity Type Wireless
Subwoofer Feature Built-in Subwoofer , Separate Subwoofer , Wireless Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Yes
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

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output 1 (shared)
Full HDMI Input 2 HDMI Input
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) None
RCA Ports No
USB Port None
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 less 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 ) Dedicated Rear channel speaker produce discrete surround sound like tower speaker
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is less than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is more then 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (80 ms) and Optical (60 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (59 ms).

Audio Enhancement Features:

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

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS 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
DTS-HD MA : Yes
5.1 PCM Yes

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : Dome (3)
Midrange Size & Types: Cone (12)
Woofer Size & Type : None
Subwoofer Driver 8" Cone

Build Material

Enclosure Sealed (bar),Ported (sub)
Finish The bar and the satellites are made of plastic and the subwoofer is made of wood. which feels quite solid.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 48.4" (123.0 cm)
Soundbar Height 2.8" (7.0 cm)
Soundbar Depth 5.4" (13.8 cm)
Subwoofer Width 8.2" (20.9 cm)
Subwoofer Depth 15.9" (40.3 cm)

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 8.2
BASS ACCURACY : 8.4
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 9.9
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 7.7
BUILD QUALITY : 7.5
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