An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Beam vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 5 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Beam got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q60R 8 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the Sonos Beam can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sonos Beam has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Samsung HW-Q60R. Only the HW-Q60R supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10. App control is available for the Beam. A built-in microphone is present only on the Beam. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-Q60R 6 out of 10.