Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 5.1 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 5.1 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
JBL Bar 5.1
7.2
10
5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 5.1 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
JBL Bar 5.1

It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 5.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-Q800T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 7.2 for Bar 5.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and power, volume down, volume up, input, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 versus 5.1 for the JBL Bar 5.1. The output power is different and equal to 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q800T versus 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q800T got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 5.1 8 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q800T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q800T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/0 of the JBL Bar 5.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q800T received a rating of 9/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q800T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q800T.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q800T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q800T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q800T got a rating of 10, and JBL Bar 5.1 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over JBL Bar 5.1

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Amazon Music compatible
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
JBL Bar 5.1

Model

HW-Q800T
Bar 5.1

Brand

Samsung
JBL

Reviews

664
2550

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
510 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
3.9/8.6

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Samsung HW-Q800T
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-Q800T
JBL Bar 5.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 7.2
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 7.2JBL Bar 5.1

The Samsung HW-Q800T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q800T price

Samsung HW-Q800T competitors

JBL Bar 5.1 competitors