Samsung HW Q990C HW S800B Dolby Atmos Soundbars Announced

Samsung has launched the HW-Q990C and HW-G60C models, both of which include Dolby Atmos audio and other features, at CES 2023. The Samsung HW-Q910B model was introduced last year.

Samsung HW-Q990C soundbar

The flagship HW-Q990C has two back speakers and a wireless subwoofer. Samsung’s Q-Symphony 3.0 “precisely directs individual audio elements” through the soundbar and TV speakers. Samsung says Q-Symphony can use 22 audio channels with a compatible TV’s CPU.

The Q990C can “automatically match acoustically” with the company’s TVs, ensuring optimal performance. When coupled with a Samsung TV, the soundbar handles conversation while the display’s speakers handle surround sound. This reportedly improves 3D audio, according to the company.

Samsung’s SpaceFit calibration adjusts the TV for your living room or home theater. AI adjusts driver frequencies and gain levels to fill a room, according to the company. A nighttime mode controls loudness, Adaptive Sound 2.0 employs AI to optimize audio, and Game Pro 2.0 adjusts settings for different genres. The HW-Q990C is also a compatible SmartThings hub with voice control and app-based changes.

HW-S800B Soundbar

The Wireless Dolby Atmos-powered HW-S800B Soundbar has an ultra-slim design. It has 3 channels, 1 subwoofer, and 2 upfiring channels combined to put you at the centre of the action. Of course, the soundbar is a Q-Symphony compatible with Samsung TVs and soundbars.

Furthermore, SpaceFit Sound analyses your room and calibrates the upper-range tones to best fill your space when paired with a Samsung TV. The sound bar has Alexa built-in and also works with Apple AirPlay 2. Additionally, with up-firing speakers and 3D audio, Game Pro Mode enhances your gaming experience. The soundbar also incorporates an in-house active voice amplifier and Tap Sound features for your audio experience.

Quick specifications: HW-S800B 3.1.2ch Soundbar

  • Ultra-Slim Design
  • True 3.1.2ch Sound
  • Q-Symphony
  • Wireless Dolby ATMOS
  • Number of Speakers: 10
  • Total Power (W): 330W
  • Smart Things App
  • Dolby ATMOS Dolby Digital Plus, DTS 5.1ch
  • Bluetooth, AirPlay, Night Mode
  • Others: SpaceFit Sound, Hi-Res Audio Decoding, Voice Enhance, Spotify Connect, Tap Sound
  • Sound Mode: Surround Sound expansion, Game Pro, Standard, Adaptive, DTS Virtual:X
  • One Remote Control
  • Alexa built-in

Pricing and availability

The Samsung HW-Q990C soundbar price is yet to be known, while the HW-S800B 3.1.2ch soundbar is priced at US$899 (Rs. 74,405 approx.) and is already available for purchase from the company’s website.