What’s Samsung Q Symphony?

Samsung Q Symphony might sound like a marketing term to push the latest Samsung flagships, but it’s a whole new technology with a lot to offer. You might have seen it in the latest product descriptions, but what exactly is Samsung Q Symphony?

In basic terms, Samsung Q Symphony is how compatible Samsung TVs and Samsung soundbars can interact to fully utilize the speaker settings from both products simultaneously.

Yes, and that goes beyond a marketing gimmick: most soundbars can suffer from the lack of leverage from a TV’s audio signal; and there’s often a lack of uniform height, which TV speakers can solve thanks to their physical stature and therefore the ability to deliver audio from a higher position.

Thus, when these two pieces are placed together, the jigsaw puzzle is solved: you’ll be able to add height and add more speakers for an even more immersive audio stage using Q Symphony.

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Samsung Q Symphony: Which TVs and Soundbars are supported?

To get Q Symphony to work, you’ll need to buy the right equipment, and that simply means you get supported TVs and soundbars. Samsung Q Symphony only exists in Samsung QLED TVs from 2020 onwards and soundbars that list the technology from the same period onwards:

The current list of 2022 compatible TVs is as follows: QN900B, QN850B, QN800B 8K Neo QLED TVs; QN95B, QN85B 4K Neo QLED TVs; Q80B, Q60B 4K QLED TVs; S95B QD-OLED (*one non-QLED exception); The Frame (2022)

The list of 2021 Q Symphony compatible TVs: QN900A, QN850A, QN800A 8K Neo QLED TVs; QN95A, QN90A, QN85A 4K Neo QLED TVs; Q80A, Q70A, Q60A, Q50A 4K QLED TVs; The Frame (2021); AU8000 & AU800D (*more non-QLED here).

And the list of 2020 Q Symphony TVs: Q950TS, Q900TS, Q850T, Q800T 8K QLED TVs; Q95T/Q90T, Q80T 4K QLED TVs.

The current list of 2022 compatible soundbars is as so: HW-Q990B, HW-Q930, HW-Q800B, HW-Q700B.

The 2021 Q Symphony soundbar list: HW-Q950A, HW-Q900A, HW-Q850A, HW-Q800A, HW-Q700A, HW-Q600A.

And the 2020 Q Symphony soundbar list: HW-Q950T, HW-Q900T, HW-Q800T, HW-Q70T, HW-Q60T.

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How to Set Up Samsung Q-Symphony

If you’ve got a Samsung TV and Samsung Soundbar from the above listings, or the latest released in 2023, then you’ve got Q Symphony potential.

Thankfully, the setup is very easy. Simply connect the soundbar to your TV using an HDMI or optical cable. Remember S Symphony will work with both connection types, but optical maxes out at Dolby 5.1, whereas HDMI can support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X including object-based sound.

Once connected, follow the steps below:

Press Source on your soundbar remote until you see “D.IN”.

On your TV, head to Settings > Sound > Sound Output and select TV + [AV] Soundbar.

Toggle the setting as you see fit.

So, there you have it: that Samsung Q Symphony explained, the compatible products, and how to set it up.

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Samsung Q-Symphony FAQs

Does Dolby Atmos work with Q-Symphony? If you connect a 2022 TV with a 2021 soundbar?

-If both the Samsung TV and Soundbar are in the Q Symphony supported list and are Dolby Atmos compatible, yes, they will play Dolby Atmos even if they are from different years.

Does Q-Symphony work the same as wireless Dolby Atmos?

Yes, via Wi-Fi connection, so the soundbar has to be one of the following or newer versions: HW-Q700B, Q800B, Q930B, Q990B, S800B, or S60B.

Is Dolby Atmos wireless only compatible with TVs and 2022/2023 soundbars?

Sure, it is a feature that only 2022 (and later) Samsung soundbars such as the Samsung HW-Q990C and TVs support. Compatible TVs are all models of 55″ and above from the Q80B series and bars from the HW-Q700B onwards.

Last update on 2024-06-13 at 07:36 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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