Samsung HW-Q995D, Dolby Atmos 11.1.4/DTS:X soundbar, 120 Hz and Q-Symphony 2024

At the same time as its new Neo QLED Ultra HD 8K and Oled 4K televisions, Samsung presented at the beginning of January at the CES show in Las Vegas 2024 the flagship model of its soundbar range, the Samsung HW-Q990D. The latter changes its name while crossing the Atlantic to now respond to the name Samsung HW-Q995D. Of course, the 120 Hz HDMI Pass-Throught mode remains in place.

The Ultra HD 4K 120 Hz compatibility of the Samsung HW-Q995D allows the HDMI connection of a latest generation game console, PS5 or Xbox Series television, or with ever more numerous 120 Hz titles. Perfect for ergonomics and to free up an HDMI input on the TV.

The Samsung HW-Q995D of course includes the Q-Symphony 2024 function capable of activating only a portion, and simultaneously, of the speakers of the television and the soundbar. Thus, the sound fits perfectly with the action taking place on the screen for ever greater immersion.

Samsung HW-Q995D, main specifications££££

In addition to the Q-Symphony 2024 label, the Samsung HW-Q995D has a few other developments, for example the SpaceFit Sound Pro process and the Game Bar 2024. The first , in the presence of a Samsung 2020/2021/2022/2023 TV, sends a succession of sound messages and analyzes their frequency response, their echo and the return speed to indicate to the soundbar the optimum acoustic treatment to apply in depending on the room (a microphone is present in the subwoofer for precise calibration of the latter). The second allows you to make the most of your favorite games with the best possible audio-video quality.

Samsung HW-Q995D, configuration 11.1.4 for a total of 22 speakers££££

The Samsung HW-Q995D comes with a wireless surround speaker kit to recreate a real environment Surround sound (see photo above). Namely, the total power delivered by the soundbar accompanied by its 8'' (20.32 cm) subwoofer and its surrounds (frontal + lateral + Up-Firing speaker for each) displays 656 W for a total of 22 speakers in 11.1.4 configuration. Each end of the soundbar has two speakers to further expand the sound space. The subwoofer, equipped with automatic calibration, is still a wireless specimen.

Samsung HW-Q995D, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and AVA££££

As announced in the title of this news, the Samsung HW-Q995D soundbar is Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatible. Management of MP3, AAC, Wav, Ogg, Flac, AIFF, Alac and Wav files is also provided.

Wireless Dolby Atmos compatibility is of course essential: a suitable soundtrack is therefore decoded and broadcast by the soundbar and the television without any wired connection. Likewise, the subwoofer benefits from Acoustic Lens technology for wider diffusion of low frequencies.

Bluetooth compatibility allows you to enjoy streaming content from a suitable device and transform the Samsung HW-Q995D into a Hi-Fi system. Or even connect a television wirelessly. Please note, it is also possible to connect TV and soundbar wirelessly using the Wi-Fi function. Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2 and Chromecast (integrated) compatibility are included.

The AVA (Active Voice Amplifier) function is still in place in 2024, intended to cover new noise in the TV environment automatically. For example that of a kettle or a vacuum cleaner which will be covered by an increase in volume managed directly by the TV. Don't panic, the TV lowers the sound, always automatically, when the noise stops.

For its part, artificial intelligence analyzes the signal frequency in real time, instantly optimizing the sound processing to best match the scene displayed on the screen.

Samsung HW-Q995D, connectivity££££

In the connectors menu, we notice two HDMI CEC 2.1a inputs/one output to exploit HDR10, HDR10+ and HDR Dolby Vision in Pass-Through, HDCP certified 2.3, for perfect compatibility with Ultra HD Blu-Ray plus optical discs. The HDMI output supports the eARC function.

Samsung HW-Q995D, SmartThings compatibilities££££

Also, Samsung has reduced the height of the HW-Q995D to 69.5 mm, no more, in order to facilitate its integration under the TVs of the brand of course, but also under most televisions on the market. Of course, the Samsung HW-Q995D, equipped with the SmartThings home application, can be easily integrated into a connected home installation. Likewise, Alexa, Works with Hey Google and AirPlay 2 certifications are on the menu. It is therefore possible to control the Samsung HW-Q995D by voice via Alexa or Google Assistant, through a Google Home type speaker for the latter.

Availability announced for the month of April. Indicative price: 1,499 euros.