An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q80R vs Sonos Beam comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 6.8 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.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 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-Q80R got our rating of 8 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-Q80R.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sonos Beam. Only the HW-Q80R supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HW-Q80R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q80R. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 7, and Sonos Beam 2 out of 10.
The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price