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4.4 | 51 Reviews

HW-Q800T 3.1.2ch Soundbar w/ Dolby Atmos / DTS:X & Alexa Built-in (2020)

Samsung HWQ800T

Features

  • Theater audio experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • Control your soundbar and other compatible devices using Built-in voice assistant

Quick Specs

  • Type: Soundbars
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes

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Ultimate Immersion

Soundbar Q800T delivers the ultimate 3D surround sound for your home theater with the highest level of detail, so you hear every nuance of your content with multi-dimensional clarity. QLED TV has met it's perfect match.

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True 3D surround sound from every direction

Explore the depths of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Dual technology that captures each distinct sound as it flows above and around you.

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Q Soundbar & QLED TV, in perfect harmony

Breakthrough technology that synchronizes Samsung QLED TV speakers with the Q-Series soundbar speakers for fuller, more immersive, cinematic sound.

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Immersing you in captivating sound

With 3 channels, 1 subwoofer channel, and 2 up-firing channels, True 3.1.2ch sound creates a complete audio environment for a captivating entertainment experience.

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Music comes alive with your voice

Your soundbar comes with Alexa built-in. Enjoy all the things you know and love about Alexa, with the advantage of powerful, optimized sound from your soundbar.

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Feel the depth of moving sound

Samsung Acoustic Beam technology delivers a panoramic audio experience with directional sound that makes it feel like you are part of the scene.

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Sound optimized for each scene

Soundbar Q800T analyzes your content to automatically deliver optimized sound based on each scene, letting you hear speech clearly even at the lowest volumes.

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Engineered by sound innovation experts

Designed, tested, and tuned at our state-of-the-art California Audio Lab, where world-class audio engineers apply advanced acoustic technologies and cutting-edge computer modeling to give you perfectly balanced, room-filling sound.

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Hear better. Play better

Connect your console to the soundbar to boost your gaming experience. Optimize sound, while offering clear directional sound to gain the advantage.

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A sound connection boost

HDMI eARC allows you to hear quality and lossless sound even when connected to other devices via your TV, like DVD players or game consoles.

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More sound without the wires

The Wireless Surround Kit* lets you expand your soundbar to a complete surround sound system easily and without the mess of wires.

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A world of sound with one remote

One remote is all you need. Control key soundbar functions like power, volume, and even sound effects with the Samsung TV remote.

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One app to listen smart

Take connected living to the next level. SmartThings app lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home.

Ultimate Immersion Soundbar Q800T delivers the ultimate 3D surround sound for your home theater with the highest level of detail, so you hear every nuance of your content with multi-dimensional clarity. QLED TV has met it's perfect match.

True 3D surround sound from every direction Explore the depths of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Dual technology that captures each distinct sound as it flows above and around you.

Q Soundbar & QLED TV, in perfect harmony Breakthrough technology that synchronizes Samsung QLED TV speakers with the Q-Series soundbar speakers for fuller, more immersive, cinematic sound.

Immersing you in captivating sound With 3 channels, 1 subwoofer channel, and 2 up-firing channels, True 3.1.2ch sound creates a complete audio environment for a captivating entertainment experience.

Music comes alive with your voice Your soundbar comes with Alexa built-in. Enjoy all the things you know and love about Alexa, with the advantage of powerful, optimized sound from your soundbar.

Feel the depth of moving sound Samsung Acoustic Beam technology delivers a panoramic audio experience with directional sound that makes it feel like you are part of the scene.

Sound optimized for each scene Soundbar Q800T analyzes your content to automatically deliver optimized sound based on each scene, letting you hear speech clearly even at the lowest volumes.

Engineered by sound innovation experts Designed, tested, and tuned at our state-of-the-art California Audio Lab, where world-class audio engineers apply advanced acoustic technologies and cutting-edge computer modeling to give you perfectly balanced, room-filling sound.

Connect your smartphone with just a tap Play music from your smartphone on your soundbar with just a tap. Simply tap the soundbar with your smartphone and start playing your favorite playlist.

Hear better. Play better Connect your console to the soundbar to boost your gaming experience. Optimize sound, while offering clear directional sound to gain the advantage.

A sound connection boost HDMI eARC allows you to hear quality and lossless sound even when connected to other devices via your TV, like DVD players or game consoles.

More sound without the wires The Wireless Surround Kit* lets you expand your soundbar to a complete surround sound system easily and without the mess of wires.

A world of sound with one remote One remote is all you need. Control key soundbar functions like power, volume, and even sound effects with the Samsung TV remote.

One app to listen smart Take connected living to the next level. SmartThings app lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home.

Features

  • Theater audio experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • Control your soundbar and other compatible devices using Built-in voice assistant
General
Color Black
Number of Channels 3.1.2
Total Power (W) 330W
Center Speaker Yes
Up-firing Speaker Yes
Special Features
Compatible with SWA-9500S
Features
Wide Range Tweeter Yes
Audio Processing
Dolby ATMOS
DTS-X DTS:X DTS digital Surround
Audio Features
Sound Mode Surround Sound expansion Game Pro Standard Adaptive
Q-Symphony Yes
Acoustic Beam Technology Yes
Wireless Surround Sound Ready Yes
Wide Range Tweeter Yes
Video Features
4K Video Pass Yes
HDR HDR 10+
Speakers
Number of Speakers 8
Subwoofer Included Yes
Subwoofer Type Wireless Active
AV Decoding Format
WAV Yes
MP3 Yes
WMA Yes
OGG Yes
FLAC Yes
AAC Yes
ALAC Yes
AIFF Yes
Connectivity
HDMI Out 1
HDMI Inputs 1
HDMI eARC Yes
Optical Inputs Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth ® Yes
Bluetooth ® Power On Yes
One Remote Control Yes
Voice Features Yes (Built-in)
SmartThings App compatibility Yes
Power Consumption
Stand-by Power Consumption (Main) 0.45W
Stand-by Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 0.45W
Operating Power Consumption (Main) 28W
Operating Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 28W
Free Voltage Yes
Rating Voltage AC110-240V~ 50/60Hz
Adaptor Power 59W
Dimensions & Weight
Product Dimensions (W x H x D) 38.6" x 2.4" x 4.5"
Product Weight (lb.) 7.9 lbs.
Spk (sub woofer) Net Dimension (W x H x D) 8.1" x 15.9" x 15.9"
Spk (sub woofer) Net Weight 21.6 lbs.
Package Size (inches) 45.7" x 22.6" x 10.7"
Package Weight (lbs) 36.4 lbs.
Accessory
Remote Control Yes
Wall Mount Kit Yes
Battery for Remote Controller Yes
Cable HDMI
ENERGY STAR® Certified
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
Key Features
Q Series Yes

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4.4 out of 5

82% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Audio cuts out at random

Kurt 4/9/2021

audio cuts out at random for about a second. looked online and seems to be a common complaint with no fix. very frustrating.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

so clear!

ChrisJoy0722 1/22/2021

my husband and i love the soundbar! the previous one we had was old and would cut out. the samsung one is very clear, and can be heard from all points in the room. we highly recommend this product!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Soundbar Elevates Viewing Experience

mondialiste2 1/22/2021

The Samsung Soundbar HW-Q800T arrived in two boxes that were joined together. Unboxing was simple. Everything we needed was included and packed in a logical manner: the Soundbar Q800T with power cable, subwoofer with power cable, HDMI cable, soundbar wall mounts, paper wall mount guide, instruction manual, remote control and 2 triple AAA batteries for the remote. Plug in the subwoofer first. Connect the Soundbar Q800T to the TV's HDMI eArc port using the supplied HDMI cable. Plug soundbar to power. Even if our Samsung Q80R TV was the 2020 model, it paired with the soundbar Q800T almost instantly. We did this without mounting first just to test the soundbar. We disconnected soundbar from power. Next, we used the measuring guide to center-align the Soundbar Q800T when mounting to the wall. Per instructions, the Q800T can be mounted a mere 2 inches below the TV. However, to be able to access controls behind the TV with ease, we mounted it 4 inches below the TV. The TV is mounted higher and mounted the Soundbar is our ear level sitting up. On our matte black wall, the soundbar Q800T is stylish and sleek paired with the Samsung Q80R 65" TV mounted using Samsung's own WMN750 Mini Wall Mount. We also pair the Soundbar with iPhone to listen to podcasts and streaming radio programs. At first, I couldn't get the pairing to work even if the iPhone indicated it was already connected through Bluetooth. Eventually, all I needed to do was to disconnect the soundbar from the power source to reset and pair properly. After that everything was easy and smooth. Adding the Soundbar to the Smart Things App and using Alexa voice control was also straight-forward. Which brings us the sound quality of Samsung Q800T. We are completely satisfied with the sound quality. It is amazing how much fuller and better everything sounds with the Q800T. It makes our same 2020 Samsung Q80R feel like a completely new and improved TV. It is such an enjoyable experience. We tested it re-watching Hamilton on TV and the experience is much more elevated this time around. We tested the Soundbar re-watching The Mandalorian episodes and the explosive sounds and action is at home theatre experience. We keep the Soundbar volume at a 25 average. This is way below the 100-maximum volume. Hamilton (at 35 volume) provided clear, crisp dialogue and lyrics. and The Mandalorian (at 30 volume) provided sound that was full, rich, and detailed. We are still experimenting with the subwoofer for preferred
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sound Bar that Rocks the House

Madisonz01 1/20/2021

This has been the soundbar that I have been waiting for! I love being emerged when watching movies with my husband, but we never had anything that would deliver. This makes the TV so loud and, even with the bass on low, shakes the house. I love watching movies like John Wick now that you can really feel like you are really there. The surround sound is great and crystal clear. We paired the bar to our phones with Bluetooth and can use Alexa around the house with the rest of our speakers instead of other wireless speakers. After a few tries to connect fully, it wasn't too hard to pair and sounds much better than the other speakers we have! We can use the Alexa speakers throughout the house, and it all links up flawlessly! Not being able to go to the movies has been hard, but this makes it just a little easier!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Perfect

Dimitris 1/17/2021

dont believe the bad reviews ! i had no problem with conectivity the sound was amazing ! realy happy with the total expirience
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Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Constant issues with connectivity

Stan 12/30/2020

great soundbar with nice features, but with3 mains issues: 1. constant connection issues via bt or wifi or even with alexa 2. doesnt support apple music (even through in other regions it is available https://www.samsung.com/levant/audio-devices/soundbar/3-1-2-ch-soundbar-black-hw-q800t-zn/) 3. q-symphony works only with 2020 tv models if no firmware update would be available soon, i would return and not buy it
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Quick, Simple, and Powerful

Wee2600 12/22/2020

The q800T Soundbar is amazing. While many times I know people judge a soundbar on just sound, this marvel brings so many other aspects to the table. The availability of Alexa on the soundbar is something that you don't really think you need, but after you use it you know you cant go back to one without. The 3.1 setup does an outstanding job of giving you a full experience in a small package. The setup was very simple and straight to the point. When you add the rear speaker system, it truly feels like a mini theater setup, and there is nothing wrong with that! Music playback is amazing whether it's from the TV or Bluetooth. I played some jazz on this to truly get a representation of the high and lows of the speakers, and it didn't fail. I truly felt like I was in a concert hall. I truly can't think of any downfalls to this soundbar and would recommend it to anyone looking for theater quality sound and fun!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Makes our 2019 TV seem new

roadzoomy1 12/16/2020

Was so easy to install. We are completely satisfied with the sound quality. It is amazing how much fuller and better everything sounds with the Q800T. It makes our same 2019 Samsung Q80R feel like a completely new and improved TV. It is such an enjoyable experience. We tested it re-watching Hamilton on TV and the experience is much more elevated this time around. We tested the Soundbar re-watching The Mandalorian episodes and the explosive sounds and action is a true home theatre experience. We keep the Soundbar volume at a 25 average. This is way below the 100-maximum volume. Hamilton (at 35 volume) provided clear, crisp dialogue and lyrics. and The Mandalorian (at 35 volume) provided sound that was strong, full, rich, and detailed. We also pair the Soundbar with iPhone to listen to podcasts and streaming radio programs. At first, I couldn't get the pairing to work even if the iPhone indicated it was already connected through Bluetooth. Eventually, all I needed to do was to disconnect the soundbar from the power source to reset and pair properly. After that everything was easy and smooth. Adding the Soundbar to the Smart Things App and using Alexa voice control was also straight-forward. Which brings us the sound quality of Samsung Q800T.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Excellent Soundbar

Lacey9 12/16/2020

I'm not one to notice the difference in things but when my husband swapped out our sounds bars I was blown away. We had been missing out with our previous soundboard. The Dolby Atmos on this thing is awesome. We have been playing Christmas music non-stop with our girls. The Bluetooth connects easily to our phones. I haven't been able to figure out the tap to sound but we really don't need it. When watching movies the subwoofer rumbles big time. You won't be disappointed by this soundboard!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Loving it

Lawrence 12/15/2020

as a sound engineer, i'm pleased with the performance of this sound bar. with proper treatment, you will get the best tone out of it
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1 Stars

I want it to work soooo badly!

Dean 12/15/2020

i got this to go along with my q80t tv. i got the 850 version which includes the rear surrounds. i got it all connected and it sounded so good! but after a day i began noticing the audio dropping out from the rear surrounds and the subwoofers. i spent 2 hours on the phone with samsung support who were unable to solve my issues. i got another unit, and now i'm having the same issues.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great product

laura2565 12/14/2020

I bought it as a gift for my kids. They plugged it in and used it immediately couldn't wait. They love it so much they became Insiders. Product is highly recommended
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Impressive (so far)

holmesthumper 12/14/2020

I received and set up the Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar, and I must say I am impressed (so far). I haven't put it through all the paces yet, but am working on it. I like the sound produced and it paired with my DirecTV remote easily.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Theater experience in the safety of your home

KayKay011 12/14/2020

We all miss going to movie theaters. The sound, the experience and of course the concessions! While we might miss it, it does not mean we need to miss out. Samsung delivers that the sound and feel of the theater all from the safety of your home. The clarity and control they provide makes it so easy, even my tech challenged Mom can do it. The voice control is the best! You don't have to search for the remote that fell between your blanket or get up off the couch, it's all right there with a few commands! The brilliant quality makes the Q800T the right choice economically for the experience. Year ago I might have been satisfied with turning up the volume on the TV, NO MORE! Once you see and feel the difference, you will wonder why you waited so long! Now only if Samsung can nail down the theater popcorn and slushies!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sleek and Discreet

Chris2880 12/14/2020

Samsung HW-Q800T 3.1.2ch Soundbar w/ Dolby Atmos / DTS:X & Alexa Built-in (2020) has fantastic support for audio content over its HDMI ARC port. With the HDMI ports, you can use the bar as a hub between different devices, such as your Blu-ray player or game console. This soundbar has a simple interface. Behind the metal grille, there's a small screen that indicates the volume level and the input you're currently using. We like the red dot feature that indicates the system is muted. Our kids sometimes mute my favorite shows. On top of the soundbar, there are touch-sensitive buttons. You can turn the bar on/off, adjust the volume, turn the mic on/off, and use the multifunction button to change inputs and enable Alexa voice assistant. The Alexa voice assistant wasn't simple to configure at first, but we contacted Samsung support and it was a user issue on our end. We also received tips from support to use our Samsung HW-Q800T 3.1.2ch Soundbar w/ Dolby Atmos / DTS:X & Alexa Built-in to the fullest potential. The Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar has a great build quality. You won't be disappointed.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

The great and the not so great...

NintendoWiiBoy 12/14/2020

This is my first time posting a review on a sound bar and it's one of the first I've had. It's a really good sound bar but a bit expensive. I do enjoy having the loud surround sound for action packed movies and music, but for an average show, it can be a bit underwhelming. I usually have it set to around 25 and my Xbox One passes through the HDMI port, that part works well, but when it comes to audio that doesn't have explosions, it didn't sound as great. I stil, was never able to clearly figure out how to use Alexa. I wish they allowed you to use a mic in the remote and a button on it to activate Alexa, but the remote doesn't contain that. If you're looking for something that packs a punch for explosions and action packed movies or that can be used to blast Christmas music at a party while you dance your bottom off, this may be the sound bar for you. I just wish the interface with Alexa was a little more user friendly and the sound was a little better on non-action packed things... But overall, if you want a good sound bar and can afford this baby, I say go for it!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sounds Fabulous!

nikibo81 12/11/2020

You can hear everything from this soundbar. EVerything is crystal clear, all of the bass, the insturments and toe voices are clear. I was hearing things in songs that i never knew was there. Watching TV and movies is fantastic. I really like that it works with Alexa too, i love Alexa.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great sound from a small package

PDXDawg 12/10/2020

the soundbar and subwoofer connected without an issue. sound one of the biggest issues i had with my old sound system was being able to hear dialogue on network tv shows. the great news is that q800t does a great job of providing clear dialogue. the surround features of the q800t are truly impressive. the acoustic beam truly provides an immersive listening experience. so far, i am totally pleased with the q800t. conclusion i am very satisfied with the samsung hw-q800t soundbar and would definitely recommend it to anyone in the market. #samsungsoundbarinsiders
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Crisp and clear sound with Q800T Soundbar

mondialiste 12/10/2020

samsung soundbar hw-q800t installation was simple. plug in the subwoofer. connect the soundbar to the tv's hdmi earc port using the supplied hdmi cable. plug to power. our samsung q80r tv 2020 model paired with soundbar instantly. disconnect soundbar from power. use the measuring guide to center-align to the wall. can be mounted 2 inches below the tv. we mounted it 4 inches below to be at ear level. soundbar is stylish and sleek paired with the tv mounted using wmn750 mini wall mount. it is amazing how much fuller everything sounds. full disclosure. we got a discount for giving our honest opinion. #samsungsoundbarinsiders
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4 Stars

Good quality sound. needs the bugs fixed

Jordan 12/5/2020

on day 1 when i 1st bought and used the soundbar, it worked great! i was able to use spotify then for some reason the next day, alexa stopped responding altogether. i spent hours on the phone with amazon/samsung support, but got nowhere. now it only plays music on amazon prime music and is saying 'spotify is not compatible with this device'. i have had to restart my soundbar several times because alexa stops responding or no music gets played on request. when the soundbar is working properly, it is amazing and one of my favorite purchases i've made in a while, but the bugs really need to be fixed with the voice assistant, because it is driving me nuts. if it is not fixed soon, i think i will take it back and get a sonos.
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5 Stars

Crisp sound

Nader1101 12/1/2020

This Samsung sound bar really enhanced our movie watching. Although it is not a true Dolby atmos it really sounds great. The bass is strong and the sound is crisp and makes watching movies a lot more enjoyable.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Atmos Sound, A worth while investment

BigBenn251 11/30/2020

This soundbar was definitely worth upgrading to. The setup was seamless and the controls are very straight forward. It provides for a theater like sound experience in the comfort of your own home. The adaptive sound feature pairs nicely with a QLED tv. The wifi connection helps for those setups where you prefer less cabling to be used. I will say that the surround sound experience was a little lacking for me so I purchased the Samsung SWA-8500S 2.0 Speaker System. This rear speaker kit helped completely immerse the room and provided a richer sound. This was especially displayed when watching sports or movies with a lot of action sequences in them. Overall if you're looking to improve your sound experience this soundbar is a great value at a reasonable cost.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Music to my ears

Leticiabyrne 11/30/2020

The Samsung Soundbar Q800T is amazing! The sound quality is fantastic...I can't emphasize that enough. If you register the Soundbar on the Smart things app, which you should do for all your Samsung products, you can control you audio in depth from you phone or device you have the app download on. You also could set up Alexa in the app too. Setting up of the Soundbar was super easy only two pieces and 3 cords. As soon as the power cord was plugged in and the Soundbar was powered on the the surround sound began it was great. You can change the difference sound types there is standard, game, surround and adaptive. The Soundbar is small in size the subwoofer is a bit bigger but again fantastic sound. Time to put some music on and have a scary movie marathon. I highly recommend this Samsung Soundbar!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Sound and Easy Setup

Sbrankin 11/30/2020

We have been looking for a soundbar to use with our television on our back patio for a while now. Sometimes it is noisy back there and the TV speakers are not enough. We decided to give this Samsung HW-Q800T Soundbar w/ Dolby Atmos & Alexa Built-in a try. Samsung is a brand we use a lot and we also have several Alexa devices set up throughout our house so it seemed like the logical choice. We have been having it for about a month now and so far, we are very happy with our decision. It came packaged very well. Setup was easy right out the box. Once the soundbar and sub were both powered up (make sure to power on the soundbar first as it is the main source), they automatically paired. Getting Alexa to work with our other devices was a little bit of a challenge. We did not update the firmware before trying to set it up. That is a necessary step for compatibility. Having built-in Alexa is probably one of my favorite features. I love being able to ask Alexa to play music and have such amazing sound quality with deep lows so easily! The Q800T also has Bluetooth built-in. This makes it easy to listen to music from my phone. We also like using the ARC input on the soundbar which allows us to use almost any other remote we have to adjust the volume. Once all hooked up we were ready to put the soundbar to a challenge. First things first, download the Samsung SmartThings app. It makes it easier to adjust the sound settings. There are four different surroundsound presets built in (Surround Sound Expansion, Game Pro, Standard, and Adaptive). Each one offering a different sound for room environments. This comes in handy to quickly boost the dialogue of a movie or just simply listen to music. You can switch sound mode with the push of one button instead of having to go in manually to make those adjustments. This Samsung sound bar comes with a front display that easily displays the source input and also helps with seeing different sound modes. It comes with rubber feet on the bottom to remove vibration when just sitting on a flat surface. If you choose to wall mount this sound bar, Samsung has included wall brackets and a template to ease this process. It included a quick start guide that makes the installation simple and straight forward. The subwoofer enclosure has a side-loaded subwoofer with a rear facing port. This makes it perfect to load in the corner of any room. This Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar is easy to set up and delivers great sound!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sounds of Happiness

Airtime226 11/28/2020

samsung never does anything halfway. if you're familiar with their products, you know they pretty much throw everything but the kitchen sink in their products and this soundbar is no different. this model uses a 3.1.2 speaker setup and flexes its muscle by producing dolby atmos sound with dts-x decoding. for those that aren't up on your sound jargon, that's simply break down to it is really, really good.
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5 Stars

Great Sound

Frankomelu 11/25/2020

The Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar is a quality product that I recommend to every person that wants to get great audio from their television set. The Samsung HW-Q800T is a 3.1.2-channel powered sound bar with wireless subwoofer, DTS:X, and Dolby Atmos. The amplification of this soundbar is totaled at 330 Watts. The Samsung HW-Q800T comes with built-in voice control with Amazon Alexa. This soundbar packs a punch and is a major step forward when it comes acoustics. The Samsung soundbar HW-Q800T analyzes your content to automatically deliver optimized sound based on each scene, letting you hear speech clearly even at the lowest volumes. The Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar is great for just listening to music or watching movies. Its sound reproduction well-balanced that it fills the room and possesses a good bass performance that conveys realistic beats and roars of movie scenes and scores. An expanse of connectivity through HDMI, HDMI eARC, Optical Inputs, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth allows one to connect seamlessly with various devices. I like this soundbar.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Perfect Sound Quality from Compact Design

phy6nando 11/25/2020

It was a pleasure to see how compact and nearly discreet the soundbar is when compared when placed under the TV. I was hesitant at first as I have an open area design in the living room and high ceilings. Setting up was extremely simple as I use ARC for audio out of the TV and all it needed was to connect power and the HDMI. It recognized the output via ARC and good to go! The wireless subwoofer was already linked so it simply needed to be plugged in and it connected immediately. I have gone through shows in various audio formats and it is perfect in most areas. The only odd output that has been experienced is a YouTube video that seems to be stereo but for some reason encoded surround causes a slight distortion from the delay in audio. Setting the delay to 0 mostly fixes the issue. Movies and shows have crisp, room filling sound even from a distance now that the Christmas tree is up! =P All in all, a great little package and perfect sound coming from it. Looking forward to doing more and sharing the experience! I will add photos down the road as we come up for air!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing Sound

ErinSears79 11/25/2020

This soundbar and subwoofer combination has really upgraded my TV viewing experience. I love how easy it was to set up and how it Bluetooths right to my TV so I don't need to run any messy cords to my TV. I can also play music and videos from my phone and tablet using Bluetooth through the soundbar. The subwoofer has deep bass without drowning out the voices and other sounds on my TV. The sound coming out of the soundbar is crisp and clear and makes you feel like you're right in the room with the characters in the movie. I love the audio controls that are mounted on the soundbar itself that is a really handy function when the remote gets lost int he couch. This soundbar is so user friendly and easy to navigate and use. It also syncs up with my Samsung Smart Things app on my phone so I can also control it with my phone.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Samsung sound bar

Thestatefarmguy12 11/24/2020

I finally got the amazing latest 2020 tech sound bar from samsung bar with separate subwoofer too. This is going to be exciting to listen to music or amazing movies in my home theater. This is the exact thing required when we binge watching movies or series on netflix,youtube, hulu and other services. The soundtrack is good as well for non action movies too. The sub-woofer unit produces a loud and punchy output. The bass is also very tight. The sound bar detects Dolby atoms and DTS content automatically. During action movies you feel the chopper is coming from the top, that's how precise is the sound. There is no lag in the movie sounds.Its fits well for small spaces and larger spaces as well. The pop , rock , smoothing music sounds great from the sound bar. We actually enjoy a lot of music at home. This is good for it. This is great for gamers as well. The sound is so seductive. I wouldn't go back to any other sound bar again. The sound bar comes in black color which blends in when connected with my projector. The look is classic and edgy which fits good with the new TV too. Its more functional and user friendly for new users as well. The installation is pretty easy and the remote makes the connectivity more simpler. The sound bar has power , bluetooth button and volume controls too but the remote makes things easier. I have tried the alexa feature. Its ok. Overall, The Samsung Q800T is quite the performer when it comes to the audio quality. It improves the movie experience at home. Great for games as well. It comes with a great subwoofer which doesn't disappoint. So your looking for a great good buy soundbar in 2020 presented by samsung. Pros Sound Dolby atoms quality Installation User friendly Subwofer Alexa Cons Heavy one input no chromecast(alexa only)
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Impressive Immersive Sound

swmorris 11/24/2020

Well, this is disappointing to be limited to 2500 characters! Having worked on many full-room A/V setups with "true" suerround sound, and worked through the placement and balancing of speakers at different parts of the room, I certainly had my doubts about how a single soundbar placed under the TV would possibly compete. I'm happy to say that I have been surprised and pleased! The soundbar and subwoofer only "require" power cables as they can use Bluetooth or WiFi. HDMI eARC is a good option to use though! There is an option for purchasing rear speakers, but the way the Q800T seems to balance itself and play off of the acoustics in the room really doesn't leave much missing. Even sitting off-center, the surround sound was impressive. Being able to handle Dolby Atmos as well as DTS-X, preprogrammed "height channels" can be utilized from incoming sound. I've found though, that the "Adaptive" capabilities of the soundbar are really good too! Even on older TV shows, it was able to provide rich sound and separate dialog from background noise. I was not able to take advantage of teh Q Symphony feature though, as my TV is an "older" model (2020-or-later needed). Maybe that is my next purchase! As a 3.1.2 channel system, it is able to offer the standard Right-Left-Center, plus subwoofer, plus two vertically-oriented channels to create teh completely enveloping sounds. It arrives in a single L-shaped box, and although the delivery folks did not seem to deal well with strange shaped packages, it was insulated well and came out unscathed. It weighs just under 30 pounds all told, and fits very nicely under the TV (soundbar) and off to the side of the room (subwoofer). Much nicer than having cables all over the place! I only briefly played with the Alexa integration, and it seems interesting, but I am more old fashioned I guess with my TV system. Give me a remote (albeit fancy multi-function one) to control things rather than Alexa. I'm sure others will enjoy that feature as well though! Overall, this has been a pleasant installation and functional piece of equipment. It went in very easily and has worked flawlessly in all of the tests that I've done. It has been nice to have an easy-going method of integration compared to some of the multi-day installations I've seen in the past! Definitely would recommend!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Impressive Immersive Sound

swmorris 11/24/2020

Well, this is disappointing to be limited to 2500 characters! Having worked on many full-room A/V setups with "true" suerround sound, and worked through the placement and balancing of speakers at different parts of the room, I certainly had my doubts about how a single soundbar placed under the TV would possibly compete. I'm happy to say that I have been surprised and pleased! The soundbar and subwoofer only "require" power cables as they can use Bluetooth or WiFi. HDMI eARC is a good option to use though! There is an option for purchasing rear speakers, but the way the Q800T seems to balance itself and play off of the acoustics in the room really doesn't leave much missing. Even sitting off-center, the surround sound was impressive. Being able to handle Dolby Atmos as well as DTS-X, preprogrammed "height channels" can be utilized from incoming sound. I've found though, that the "Adaptive" capabilities of the soundbar are really good too! Even on older TV shows, it was able to provide rich sound and separate dialog from background noise. I was not able to take advantage of teh Q Symphony feature though, as my TV is an "older" model (2020-or-later needed). Maybe that is my next purchase! As a 3.1.2 channel system, it is able to offer the standard Right-Left-Center, plus subwoofer, plus two vertically-oriented channels to create teh completely enveloping sounds. It arrives in a single L-shaped box, and although the delivery folks did not seem to deal well with strange shaped packages, it was insulated well and came out unscathed. It weighs just under 30 pounds all told, and fits very nicely under the TV (soundbar) and off to the side of the room (subwoofer). Much nicer than having cables all over the place! I only briefly played with the Alexa integration, and it seems interesting, but I am more old fashioned I guess with my TV system. Give me a remote (albeit fancy multi-function one) to control things rather than Alexa. I'm sure others will enjoy that feature as well though! Overall, this has been a pleasant installation and functional piece of equipment. It went in very easily and has worked flawlessly in all of the tests that I've done. It has been nice to have an easy-going method of integration compared to some of the multi-day installations I've seen in the past! Definitely would recommend!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Best Sound Ever !!

ddruquet1 11/23/2020

This System includes a sound bar and a wireless subwoofer and has one of the best sounds I have heard coming out of a bar yet. The soundbar itself, at 3 plus chanels in Dolby, sounds amazing complements our QLED TV perfectly. It was super easy to set up and was not hard to sync with the TV. It has built-in voice control with Amazon Alexa and the Q-Symphony feature allows bar to synchronize specifically with Samsung QLED TVs to create a fuller soundstage which it sure does. The Sound bar also has drivers for overhead effects a dedicated center channel for clear dialogue and an Acoustic Beam technology helps deliver panoramic sounds synced to the on-screen action. The Adaptive Sound mode enhances voice clarity at low volumes, I love the Game Mode Pro mode because it boosts game sound effects and I can stream live music that sounds like a full ob sound system because of the Dolby Digital and DTS decodingbuilt-in Wi-Fi. The 8" sub woofer is beautiful!! It pushes out 160-watts through the built-in amplifier, with bass-reflex enclosure that delivers powerful bass responses, as in it sounds like someone is pulling up to the house type of responses. It also connects wirelessly to sound bar which means you can place it anywhere you wish.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Q800T Rocks the House (Literally)

josh125 11/23/2020

My wife had wanted a surround sound system for years, and I have been avoiding going through setting up a surround sound system and all its wires - for years. Alas, enter the almost wireless Q800T soundbar! It took me longer to unbox the thing than it did to get it set up, connected, and playing - and the unboxing took just a few minutes! The subwoofer pairs to the bar as long as you follow the instructions and turn the bar on last; this took about thirty seconds in total. The sound instantly became louder and crisper, just watching regular TV. Of course, we had to amp it up and put on John Wick, as Google told us that it is one of the best movies to really test out surround sound on, and It did not disappoint. We turned up the bass, and it shook the house. The soundbar made us feel like we were in our own movie theater, emersed in the movies just like my wife has always wanted. Pairing the Q800T with a TV that can really push its limits using Dolby and pairs everything together. The connection to the TV using ARC means I only need one additional cable beyond the power cable and keeps my setup looking extremely clean. When we go to clean the house, we just turn on the music via the TV and rock out. We don't have to spend the first 15 minutes trying to find one of our five portable speakers we misplace all the time and this sounds much better. All in all, the wife loves it, movies sound fantastic, regular TV is much more precise and crisp, and the bass can hit hard if you want it to or tone it done if you don't. Fantastic soundbar from Samsung and works incredibly well with the Q90 TV series too!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

A Sound Experience Above the Rest

yasser101 11/23/2020

Wow, the second you turn on the TV with this sound bar you are blown away! The wireless connection features are a dream come true! No more running cables everywhere it makes your room look clean and sleek. I connected this with my Samsung QLED TV and from they linked perfectly. Tons of awesome features that you would expect from a top of the line surround system including Dolby Atmos & DTS:X. This will be a perfect addition to your smart home collection with the integrated Alexa. Some cool features like tap to play from phone to soundbar was like the icing on the cake. Overall, very impressed with the soundbar and would highly recommend.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Create the Theater Experience

samuel 11/23/2020

each component has a solid and refined feel to it, which can only be expected from samsung. the only item that is light is the user manual, which i felt only scratched the surface of the capabilities of the sound bar. the instructions were very short and did not contain enough information to unlock the full theater experience and audio potential. also, if your tv does not have the earc hdmi connection, you are only able to access about 75% of this systems capabilities. once connected, and make sure you adjust the audio settings within each streaming app/device, you will experience sound like how the director's of the content intended. vocals are clear, and the bass is punchy. the different sound settings creates a unique experience based on the content.
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Perfect Compliment to my QLED TV

DaeSilva 11/20/2020

I bought a QLED TV last year, and have used it with two front facing speakers and a receiver. This is quite the step up. The seamless integration with my TV including the built-in voice assistant is only adding to my adoration of the Samsung ecosystem. Having all my different Samsung products work through the smartthings app is awesome, I can literally control most of the electronics in my house from my phone. After setting it up below my wall hung TV, I haven't had to do anything else; it truly sounds like surround sound without the extra speakers (and wires). I was skeptical about Atmos, until I tried this, and now I want it in every other room, really changes things with movies that support it. I love the clean bass it produces as well, that makes it well suited for everything I've thrown at it, from video games, and block buster movies, to bass heavy music, and don't underestimate the importance of that eARC connection. I'm planning on getting at least 2 more of these for my other rooms. Bravo Samsung.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sound of the gods

StrikerRiku87 11/19/2020

From the first perspective, the box when it arrived is heavy and bulky. As you unpack and begin setting up. The magic comes out, packing a powerful theatre sound system. The Soundbar is quite light despite the large size. The Subwoofer is quite heavy, it's well designed and powerful. I set it up in my own room, as shown on some pictures below. I believe the main idea for use of this equipment is for a living room. Nontheless, it's perfect setup for me. My TV volume wasn't enough. And now, the Samsung HW-800T Theater audio experice is just superb! I have it hooked to my TV and used the HDMI cable connection, because of my TV is capable of supporting the eARC option audio through HDMI and it's fantastic! Crisp rich sound and added a little bass in the mix with the Subwoofer, which makes the room tremble. Absolotuley astounding! I game quite often and with our current restrictions, the perfect excuse to game haha. With half of the sound and the sounds were so natural. Does not bother the ears nor gives you a headaches. The Dolby Atmos and DTS make the sounds so vivid. From a far, you can barely notice the 3.1 sound. As you get closer you can distiguish but the looks and sound of the Soundbar are just marvelling and get hypnotized by it. When I am not using the TV to game or watch Netflix, I decided to hook it up to my laptop via the Bluetooth connection. Viola! it's quite simple. Even when a put laptop to sleep and wake it up, I love the fact it auto connects to the Soundbar. In fact, as I am typing this, the sound is excellent! I really enjoy playing audio from the original source. However, this Soundbar and Subwoofer are keeping me very happy. Also, I connected my smartphone to steam music, it definitely is in a whole new level. I can blast it and hear it clearly all over the house. The Soundbar has a simple LCD panel on the right side, which lets you view with mode is in, the volume level, and the bass level. Only turns when the control is in use for and when it is recognizing the connection type. When I turn on my gaming system, which automatically turns on the TV and hence the Soundbar, just perfect! The Soundbar does beyond expectation. I could not believe it would equal a home theater sound experiece, like equipment from the past. However, it's modern, sleek, and quite powerful. The remote control is simple, a whole different feel. The volume knobs for the soundbar and subwoofer are very responsive. Easy to use and love the design overall.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Absolutely Incredible Sound.

faceless1281 11/19/2020

I have used this Soundbar with Satellite TV, Bluray movies, Playstation, Xbox, Switch and Bluetooth from my phone for over a week now and the audio is consistently clean and crisp. Watching Football has been a joy. The headcracking thuds of scrimmages and hard tackles can be felt in my chest. Whether it's the mellow tunes of Animal Crossing or the amazing soundtrack of Ghosts of Tsushima or the war torn multiplayer mode in Battlefield V (and let's be honest, Battlefield games have been a master class in gaming audio for over a decade) it sounds amazing and alive. Even when you crank the volume all the way up to 100% on a bass heavy music track like Fat Joe's "Make It Rain" or The Game's "One Blood", the bass is crisp and clean, the vocals are poignant and the highs are sharp but not shrill. Setup was a breeze. You (1) plug the Soundbar into your TV's HDMI ARC port, (2) plug in whatever device was plugged into that port into the soundbar's input port and (3) plug in the power cables and you're done. Alexa integration works flawlessly, it's fast and accurate at comprehending my voice commands, even in a noisy environment. The smartphone app has a clean design and lets you control all of the soundbar's options and settings without touching the included remote. The remote also works fine and doesn't require line of sight like RF remotes. Everyone that i have demoed this soundbar to is left in awe at just how good it sounds.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Soundbar Elevates Viewing Experience

marihlmr 11/18/2020

The Samsung Soundbar HW-Q800 arrived in two boxes that were joined. One only needed to connect Soundbar to power and through HDMI to the TV to test the sound. It paired our Samsung Q80R almost instantly. We took using the measuring guide that came with the Soundbar to mount it to the wall with the hardware the came with it. This Soundbar can be mounted 2 inches below the TV. But mounted in 4-6 inches below the TV to create sound space to bounce off on. Mounted on the matte black wall., the Soundbar is stylish and sleek paired with the Samsung Q80R 65" TV also mounted using Samsung's own WMN750 Mini Wall Mount (33"-65"). We also pair the Soundbar with iPhone to listen to podcast and streaming radio programs. At first I couldn't get the pairing to work even if the iPhone indicated it was already connected through bluetooth. Eventually, all I needed to do was to disconnect the Soundbar from power to reset and pair properly. After that everything was easy and smooth.We also added the Soundbar to the Smart Things App. Now to the sound. It is amazing how clear and crisp the sound is with the Soundbar. Dialogue that usually is hard to understand especially in loud or action movies and with foreign programs is now so clear. It makes our same 2019 Samsung TV feel like a completely different and new one. It is such an enjoyable experience. We tested it watching musicals, action, dialogue shows and only set the sound around 25 on average (nowhere near the 100 maximum). For Hamilton, we had the sound at 35 (our maximum so far) just to feel the vibrations of the singing and dancing as if we were there live. Action movies are even more awesome rewatching them with this elevated experience. I am still experimenting with bass/trebel/etc. levels. So far they are just set to center (3/6). Turn on Intelligent Sound mode on the TV seems to work well. Late at night I have to bring the sound down since even 25 can be too loud. We watch 10 feet from the TV/Soundar and we get a full whole room experience.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Clear sound and Powerful subwoofer

Taronn 11/18/2020

This product works perfectly. In my initial experience after setting up I had some issues with the Alexa feature and the subwoofer. I was able to connect with Samsung Tech Support and found it to be a simple fix on my end. I'm 100% satisfied with my Samsung HW-Q800T 3.1.2ch Soundbar w/ Dolby Atmos / DTS:X & Alexa Built-in (2020). The sound is spectacular with a powerful subwoofer. There are basic controls centrally located on the top rear of the soundbar for multi-function, but everything else is done using the included remote control. There is a button to toggle between different sound settings: Standard which is the sound as is, Surround which upconverts the sound to use all of the speakers, Game Pro which is optimized for gaming, and Adaptive which is what I will most likely leave it on that adapts to the sound source to provide the best sound. I like that there is a nice scrolling display that you can see through the grate on the soundbar. It shows the inputs, adjustment levels, and it will display when the stream is Dolby Atmos. Overall, the Q800T is an excellent all-rounder that's sure to please.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing Room of Sound

michaelrockwell 11/17/2020

This Samsung HW-Q800T Soundbar produces a room full of sound. When I listen to audio it bothers me when I can hear where the audio is coming from, I like the sound to be natural and all around. This soundbar delivers on this expectation, in both the Adaptive and Surround mode this soundbar fills the room with sound. This is our first Dolby Atmos enabled soundbar and we like the fact that sound for the entire room can be produced from a single soundbar through the use of additional upward facing speakers that bounce sound off of the ceiling. We have a Samsung QLED television hooked up through HDMI ARC and find that it works seamlessly with this soundbar. The television and soundbar work as if they are a single device. The remote controls for the two devices, television and soundbar are very similar in look and size so we must be careful not to mix them up, they are not interchangeable. The television remote controls the volume of the soundbar so after you have your sound mode set you can do everything else with the television remote. We have several streaming services that provide Atmos and DTS:X audio for their content and we can hear the difference with the enhanced sound. We have Samsung cell phones with Samsung SmartThings installed which allows us to control this soundbar, television, and other devices with our cell phones. This is great when we misplace the remote, but also when we want to download software updates for the soundbar. There is a way to download updates to a USB and then plug the USB intro the soundbar to apply updates, but we did not have to go this route. There were updates to the soundbar which we applied. Tap to play works well. If you have near field communications enabled on your Samsung cellphone you can tap the soundbar to pair it with your phone. I tried this and it was very easy to play music streaming from my cellphone through the soundbar. This soundbar can also be paired using Bluetooth so the connectivity options are endless. As for size and appearance, this soundbar is larger than our previous soundbar, but is not overbearing. We have it sitting in front of the television and it is working out well. This soundbar is quite a nice addition to our home, we are very pleased with the audio and integration that it provides.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Excellent sound

Dannillee1 11/17/2020

As I'm writing this review I am sitting in my office upstairs with the door open and I just connected my phone to the sound bar via Bluetooth so that I could listen to satellite radio while I complete some tasks. So my sound bar came via UPS and I purchased this for my husband because the sound quality on our 75" tv quite sux! It seems the bigger the tv the poorer the sound quality. We hooked up the sound bar which took less then 5 min. It was harder trying to locate the extra HDMI outlets then it was to figure out this sound bar. Our tv automatically connected to the tv which is a TCL tv so no problem with it being a different brand. We immediately tried the different modes of sound that it produces and see the HUGE difference this sound bar makes. I love the fact you can control the bass on this set up. The only complaint is from my husband who says the bass can be too much when he trying to sleep upstairs and I'm watching a movie so I must turn it down. Mind you the volume is only at around 23. Haven't tried the Alexa part of the sound bar yet but I will today with my spare time. I am going to purchase a extension package to add 2 more Bluetooth speakers to the system as soon as I figure it out because this is going to be moved into a much bigger room
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Awesome Soundbar!

nicholjf 11/17/2020

Here is a summary of my first thoughts on the Q800T Soundbar. When the package arrived, it was heavier than I thought it would be. That was a pleasant surprise. Although heavier is not always better, my experience with audio components is that it is at the very least a good indicator. The packaging was well designed and even though the outer box had a tear in one spot, the inner packaging did its job so there was no damage to the soundbar or the subwoofer. Everything was laid out in a very logical manner and unpacking was a snap. I was pleasantly surprised to see that grill covering the soundbar was metal, I had expected fabric like on the more expensive models. Initial setup The instructions in the provided manual could have been a bit clearer. Fortunately, I had watched a number of videos and found a few tips. Number one was plug in the subwoofer first, before plugging in the Q800T itself. It should be noted that I am looking at the Q800T to replace an AV receiver and existing 5 channel hard wired Polk surround system. The AV receiver does not support 4k or higher, so when I upgraded to a Samsung Q70 75" TV last winter I had to optically connect the TV to the receiver to continue to use my system. Not an optimal setup. Once I had the subwoofer plugged in with a blinking blue light, I used the supplied HDMI cable to connect the HDMI eARC port on the Q800T to the HDMI eARC port on my TV. I then plugged in the soundbar and it all connected without an issue, including being recognized by the TV. I next connected my Samsung phone to the Bluetooth feature on the Q800T and used the Samsung Smart Things app to customize my settings. I also used the Bluetooth to play my music playlists from my phone (YouTube music). This worked great as does the Tap feature you can use with your phone. Although we have not been an Alexa household, we were interested in trying the built in Alexa on the Q800T. After a fairly frustrating process of trying to get Alexa to work, I discovered that there is a mute button on the right side of the top controls that must have been touched during initial setup. Once I unmuted the Q800T, the built in Alexa worked perfectly. Sound – the IMPORTANT factor It may seem mundane, but one of the biggest issues I had with my old sound system was being able to hear dialogue on network (broadcast, Prime, Netflix, etc.) TV shows. This was particularly true when there was other background noise or music. The GREAT news is that Q800T does a far better job of providing clear dialogue than my old system did. I have so far tested the Q800T with sports, "standard programming", movies, newer high-def shows like The Mandalorian and with music through both my phone and Alexa. To my very untrained ear, the bass is solid, but not overpowering, the mid-range and high-range are both very clear. It would be nice to have an automatic calibration software like some competitors have, but overall, the sound reproduction in my family room where this is located is awesome. I was expecting that due to my vaulted ceilings there might be some noticeable issues, I haven't been able to pick up any issue at this time. The surround features of the Q800T are truly impressive. The Acoustic Beam truly provides an immersive listening experience. I look forward to testing further with "big sound" high-def 4K movies. Music is crystal clear and stereo separation is very solid. I am using the Adaptive Sound which automatically adjusts the sound based on the type of program I am watching; I believe that it actually works. So far, I am totally pleased with the Q800T. I still need to test with ATMOS to get the full effects, that will come soon. I may end up adding 2 rear Samsung wireless speakers to further enhance the system to 5.1.2 surround. Conclusion So far, the sound that I am getting is better than the 5.1 surround system that I had. I am very satisfied with the Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar and would definitely recommend it to anyone in the market.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Great sound overall w/ some disappointments.

Lance 9/19/2020

i have been trying to figure out the sound delay with the tv and the soundbar. the tv images happen faster and the sound is just lagging behind. i've attempted to work with the sound delay feature which delays the sound by milliseconds but it seems to just work in the opposite direction making it worst. bottom line, i have great sound but have to settle with the images on the tv not quite synced.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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Samsung HW-Q800T/SWA-8500s compatibility

800Tman 8/23/2020

just like my header says im windering if the 800t soundbar will work with the swa-8500s wireless rear speakers? my 650 soundbar died but i still have the 8500 rears and on the site bere it says they will work with ghe hw-q800t soundbar. but samsung support emailed me back and said tgey think the 800t wont work with the 8500 rears o ly the 9000s. can someone please let me know if the 8500s will work for sure please?
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1 Stars

Incredibly Frustrating!

Cole 8/15/2020

paired with a q80t tv planning for a seamless user experience and so far i'm getting anything but. the first couple hours were fantastic, easy setup, great sound, earc and q-symphony functioned properly. the next time i turned on the system the issues began. center channel cut out. had all sound effects but no voice at all. changed the tv sound output to tv only and the voices came back. the next hour was spent powering down, unplugging, resetting, finally worked. day two, turned system on, no center channel. same procedure as day before but still no voices. tried firmware update that failed half a dozen times. app crashed. sub disconnected. re-initialized. near two hours later i am finally listening to a show while writing this review. fool me once....
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2 Stars

Great sound when fully functional

JAKE T 7/24/2020

first and foremost, the soundbar and subwoofer sound excellent... when they work together. the issue arrises when the subwoofer disconnects from the soundbar, which happens very frequently. this is either a software or hardware issue as they are within 3 feet of eachother with no objects in between. we also purchaed the rear speakers which have the same problem. overall disappointed with product. if samsung releases a few more updates to patch these issues it could easily be a 5 star product.
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1 Stars

I gave this review 1 star the first time...

Juan2three4 7/20/2020

i have spend about 4 hours trying to get this hw-q800t to work. firstly, arc was not working properly. i have a q70t, so no e-arc (probably ever). there was a software update available via the smart things app, which seems to be the only way to update this soundbar. there is no usb to flash firmware. that's when the problems began. the update gets to 3%, then hangs at "initializing". i have tried unplugging the soundbar, resetting it (- + buttons at the same time for 5 seconds until it displays "init") 10 times, re-registering the device in smart things, and nothing will get this soundbar to update. i suspect this firmware will fix my arc issues, but i guess i will never know.
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5 Stars

Sounds Great

Azom 7/4/2020

bought it refurbished, no issues so far at all. i got this soundbar to pair with my lg oled tv and can confirm that it was an extremely painless experience. it feels a little bit more limited in terms of what customization can be controlled from the app compared to my lg sk10y, and i think that a larger led display would be more helpful. in terms of sound quality this soundbar is def up there, as fitting of the price point. the sound quality is on point with everything sounding super clear to me from music to shows. some of the amazon reviews about the bass being kind of weak is accurate though, even turning up the bass level to +6 it still seems slightly weaker compared to the lg subwoofer.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

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JUAN ESEBERRE 7/2/2020

i have spend about 4 hours trying to get this hw-q800t to work. firstly, arc was not working properly. i have a q70t, so no e-arc (probably ever). there was a software update available via the smart things app, which seems to be the only way to update this soundbar. there is no usb to flash firmware. that's when the problems began. the update gets to 3%, then hangs at "initializing". i have tried unplugging the soundbar, resetting it (- + buttons at the same time for 5 seconds until it displays "init") 10 times, re-registering the device in smart things, and nothing will get this soundbar to update. i suspect this firmware will fix my arc issues, but i guess i will never know.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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