Back in early January, Samsung unveiled several new models for 2021 under the company’s flagship soundbar family, the Q Series. Leading the list is the HQ-Q950A which the company claimed as the world’s first 11.1.4-channel soundbar which has since been made available here in Malaysia.
For those who are wondering what the 11.1.4-channel designation is all about, it means that the Q950A carries 11 audio channels, 1 subwoofer channel and 4 up-firing channels. This is made possible through 22 individual audio drivers that are being spread over a main soundbar speaker, one subwoofer, and two wireless rear speakers.
As per any other 2021 Q Series soundbars, the Q950A supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X contents which should bode well with its all-encompassing surround setup. Given that it is a Samsung soundbar, it is rather natural that Samsung TV owners would be able to get the most out of Q950A.
For example, the soundbar comes with a feature called Q-Symphony that allows the Q950A to sync with the speakers on 2021 Samsung AU7000 Smart TVs and above to provide a more immersive audio experience. There is also another feature called SpaceFit Sound+ that utilises the built-in microphone and DSP on 2021 Samsung Q80A QLED 4K Smart TV or above to help calibrate the sound output to match the user’s room structure.