Product Comparison: Sony HT-ZF9 vs Samsung HW-K950


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Samsung
Model
HT-ZF9
HW-K950
Origin
China
About the Product
Hear sound from all directions with max 7.1.2 surround sound - Vertical Surround Engine, our latest surround technology lets you enjoy the thrill of the latest cinema audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS: X in a single slim unit. No matter what type of room you’re in, its three front speakers reproduce “vertical”, creating virtual surround sound that seems to come from all around you.
Dolby Atmos takes you there with realistic audio that flows around you. Untethered to channels, sounds exist as individual entities, positioned in three-dimensional space at precise points-even from above. So you're always at the center of it all.
Key Specs
Power Output
400 Watt
500 Watt
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony HT-ZF9 3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS X Soundbar
  • Bought this to compliment a new Sony Bravia UHD TV, and is much better sound than tv speakers.
  • Great sound, subwoofer can’t be used to full effect as vibrates the neighbours.
  • We watch a lot of films. The sound bar has improved our experience a great deal and the separate sub is well worth the space it takes up!
  • So far I love it and the sound is really good and recommend to anyone to improve tv sound etc
  • Love the sound and power. I work as an area promoter for Sony, so I have used the bar daily. i will say that the bar has an amazing range
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.52 in.
5.2 in.
Width
39.37 in.
47.6 in.
Depth
3.9 in.
32.2 in.
Weight
6.83 lbs.
14.77 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony HT-ZF9 3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS X Soundbar
  • Bought this with a new TV. Delighted with sound and look of the bar
  • Bought this a few weeks ago, did not set it up immediately as decorating the room. Now installed - fantastic sound - looks good.
  • I bought this to go with a 65in Sony FX9005 tv,it fits nicely between the feet of the tv.
  • Very pleased with the design, quality and sound reproduction of this system.
  • Compliments my 55" Sony 4k TV well, item fits exactly to width of tv and is not too high with the added advantage of pass through for remote
Features
Type
Tabletop
Tabletop
Installation Type
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Stand-alone
Number of Channels
3.1
5.1.4
Sound Enhancing System
DSEE HX, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Dual Mono, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, LPCM, DSD
Dolby Digital, DTS Studio Sound, DTS TruSurround, DTS Circle Surround
Extras
Chromecast Built-in, Works with the Google Assistant, Works with Alexa, 4K Pass-Through, HDR
Crystal clear sound from all around, 15 built-in speakers including, Connect wirelessly, seamlessly.
What customers say about "Features"
Sony HT-ZF9 3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS X Soundbar
  • The sound is fantastic with so many options for movies, TV, music etc and really easy to set up.
  • It works well with Googlehome and setups quickly. The front grill just slots on the front in seconds.
  • The 'modes' are actually very different from each other with 'Cinema' (bassy, smooth, wide), 'Music' (stereo only but tight), and 'Standard' (a less hyped version of Cinema, with more top for TV dialogue) being the useful ones.
  • There are multiple processing modes - Cinema, Music, Game etc; I found that Cinema sounded most "impressive", while Music sounded a lot more accurate to the original sound.
  • There is build in Chromecast music, and this worked really well on Sony's end.
  • Do not fall for the virtual surround or ATMOS capabilities stated for this soundbar, they are pretty much non existent!
Setting
App-Controlled
Yes
Yes
Equalizer Settings
Auto Sound, Cinema, Music, Game Studio, News, Sports, Standard, Night mode, Voice mode
6 sound modes (DSP)
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, Blueetoth
Interfaces
HDMI Input x 2, HDMI Output x 1, USB type A, Optical audio input, Analog in (stereo mini), ARC
USB 2.0, Digital optical audio, HDMI, LAN
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony HT-ZF9 3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS X Soundbar
  • I have been delighted with the sound quality and ease of use, including the easy way it connects to my mobile phone to act as a sound system when the TV isn’t on.
  • The Bluetooth functionality allows you to blast out your music collection from your home devices with no distortion noise!
  • The rear speakers contain UK plugs and have on/off buttons on the back.
  • If your TV has a HDMI ‘ARC’ socket then you only need one HDMI cable from TV to soundbar as well.
  • Has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 ARC out. Lots of good connectivity features.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC
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