Samsung HW-Q80R vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q80R vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.

Audio features

The Samsung HW-Q80R has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q80R.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q80R can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HW-Q80R has Bluetooth support. Only the HW-Q80R supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 4/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q80R. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q80R. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q80R over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
6.8
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
4
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
7
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

HW-Q80R
BS36

Brand

Samsung
Dayton Audio

Reviews

1393
53

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
5.9/13.4
Samsung HW-Q80R
Dayton Audio BS36
Samsung HW-Q80R
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4.5
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price