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Samsung launches new 9.1.4 channel Atmos Premium Soundbar

Premium soundbars are producing some astonishing results these days. Samsung has just unveiled two more models in their premium category, with the HW-Q950T and HW-Q900T hitting stores later this month.

The HW-Q950T is the higher end model of the two, with support for 9.1.4 channel sound, while the HW-Q900T get’s a still impressive 7.1.2 channel surround. The additional channels come from the two wireless rear up-firing speakers and left and right wide channel speakers included with the HW-Q950T.

A brief explainer of these numbers, the first number is the main channels, in this case: 9, the second number is the number of subwoofers: 1, and the third number is the amount of upward firing speakers bouncing sound off your ceiling, in this case: 4, for a total of 9.1.4

HW-Q950T

Both models support eARC which offers wider bandwidth for sending data from the TV to the soundbar, and Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for multi-dimensional audio – basically it plays the best quality sound no matter which format the movie you’re playing uses.

Customers with Samsung QLED TVs can also experience a benefit from the Q-symphony feature which uses both the soundbar and the audio from the TV – that’s a LOT of speakers.

Seong Cho, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Product Marketing of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said of the new premium soundbars: ‘Samsung collaborated with the U.S Audio Lab to develop multi-dimensional surround sound that could be more readily enjoyed by consumers at home, which was previously only possible with a separate, expensive home-theater system. In addition to improving sound quality, we also focused on fine-tuning the soundbar’s design aesthetic by using eco-friendly textiles, made by the Danish premium brand Kvadrat‘.

Samsung has included smart speaker support, though only for Alexa and their own SmartThings eco-system, with support for music services including Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn, and iHeart Radio on offer.

You’ll be able to order both models from mid-July, with the HW-Q950T (including subwoofer and rear speakers) priced at $2,099, while the HW-Q900T (including subwoofer) will be priced at $1,599.

Samsung launches new 9.1.4 channel Atmos Premium Soundbar
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