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Sonos Beam vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Beam
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

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 5.6 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

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. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

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.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 2, and Samsung HW-Q60R 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

Beam
HW-Q60R

Brand

Sonos
Samsung

Reviews

1066
436

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
3.5/7.9
Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-Q60R
Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 4.4
  • 5.6Sonos Beam
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price