Samsung HW-Q70R vs Sonos Beam review

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Samsung HW-Q70R
vs
Sonos Beam

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q70R vs Sonos Beam comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q70R has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 5.6 for Beam. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q70R has 3.1.2 versus 3.0 for the Sonos Beam. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q70R got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sonos Beam 6 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q70R.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q70R has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sonos Beam. Only the HW-Q70R supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HW-Q70R received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q70R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q70R. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q70R got a rating of 7, and Sonos Beam 2 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q70R
Sonos Beam

Model

HW-Q70R
Beam

Brand

Samsung
Sonos

Reviews

436
1066

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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
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

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

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.9
2.8/6.2
Samsung HW-Q70R
Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-Q70R
Sonos Beam

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R
  • 5.6Sonos Beam

The Samsung HW-Q70R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q70R price