An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q800T vs Sonos Beam comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q800T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6 for Beam. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause, respectively.
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 3.0 for the Sonos Beam. 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 Sonos Beam 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q800T.
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-Q800T supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HW-Q800T received a rating of 9/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
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-Q800T.
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 Sonos Beam 4 out of 10.