Samsung HW-Q70T vs Sonos Beam review

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Samsung HW-Q70T vs Sonos Beam review

Samsung HW-Q70T
vs
Sonos Beam

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q70T vs Sonos Beam comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q70T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6 for Beam. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, 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-Q70T 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-Q70T got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sonos Beam 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q70T.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the HW-Q70T supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HW-Q70T received a rating of 9/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q70T.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q70T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q70T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q70T got a rating of 10, and Sonos Beam 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70T over Sonos Beam

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q70T
Sonos Beam

Model

HW-Q70T
Beam

Brand

Samsung
Sonos

Reviews

664
3034

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, 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)

2
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

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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 (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD
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
65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7
2.8/6.2

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-Q70T
Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-Q70T
Sonos Beam

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q70T
  • 6Sonos Beam

The Samsung HW-Q70T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q70T price

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