Samsung Q700C vs Sonos Arc review

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Samsung Q700C vs Sonos Arc review

Samsung Q700C
vs
Sonos Arc

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung Q700C vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung Q700C was rated 7.4, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Samsung Q700C for audio features and specs, but the Sonos Arc received 5 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung Q700C versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Sonos Arc. As in the Q700C, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Q700C at 10 out of 10, while the Arc was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The Q700C can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Q700C was rated 10/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung Q700C over Sonos Arc

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung Q700C
Sonos Arc

Model

Q700C
Arc

Brand

Samsung
Sonos

Reviews

0
368

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
Pandora, Tuneln, iHeart, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS-HD HRA, DTS-HD MA, DTS Express, DTS 5.1ch
has not

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

111x6x11.9/43.7x2.4x4.7
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.6
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2022
2020
Samsung Q700C
Sonos Arc
Samsung Q700C
Sonos Arc

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7.4Samsung Q700C
  • 7Sonos Arc