Samsung unveiled its 2021 Q, A and S series soundbar lineup in India on Wednesday. The new launch includes the world’s first 11.1.4 channel soundbar as well.
All three series of soundbars will be available across leading consumer electronics stores and across online platforms including Samsung’s official store starting July 7.
Customers looking to purchase these soundbars can also avail of up to 10% additional cashback of up to INR 6,000 on all leading credit cards and debit cards from HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Federal Bank and Bank of Baroda.
The flagship Q series
The Q series is the leading lineup of soundbars launched by the company. They come with a host of features including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and support up to 11.1.4 channels that send sound out in 11 directions.
Other features include up-firing rear speakers that maximise the overhead and surround sound effect. There’s SapceFit Sound as well that automatically analyses the surrounding environment and optimise the sound accordingly. A gaming mode is also built into the soundbars.
There’s Q-Symphony support, a feature that allows the soundbars to sync up with a Samsung TV and combines the sound from the soundbar and TV speakers. You can also use the Samsung TV remote to control the soundbar wirelessly.
Lastly, there’s built-in Alexa and support for Airplay2. Other devices can use the tap sound feature to mirror mobile audio to the soundbar.
Following are the models released under the Q series along with their prices.
A series for the budget spenders
A series sits somewhere between the Q and the S series and provides a healthy number of options across pretty much all price brackets.
They come with Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual:X support, a Bass Boost feature, inbuilt subwoofers and support the One remote feature which allows users to control the soundbar with a Samsung TV remote. There’s also a feature called Adaptive Sound Lite which optimises the sound according to the TV content.
If you want a richer surround sound option, you also pick up the optional SWA-9100S rear speakers. Following are the models available under the A series.
S series, the all in one
The S series only features one soundbar model at the moment which features a side horn speaker with the acoustic beam. Acoustic beam has multiple up-firing holes where each hole is a speaker in itself. The side horn speakers act like megaphones to amplify the sound.
Both these features combine to form a surround sound experience in an all-in-one factor. The soundbar is wrapped in fabric to blend in with most interiors and has built-in Alexa. There’s also support for Airplay2 and Tap Sound like the Q series.
The series has only one model, the S61A which is available for INR 47,990.