Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon HEOS BAR
vs
Samsung HW-Q70R

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Denon HEOS BAR was rated 7, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, sound off for the HEOS BAR and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q70R.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HEOS BAR has 3.0 and HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Denon HEOS BAR for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q70R received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q70R. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Denon HEOS BAR versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q70R. As in the HEOS BAR, so in the HW-Q70R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Denon HEOS BAR may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HEOS BAR was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Denon HEOS BAR

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
Samsung HW-Q70R
6.6
10
8
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

HEOS BAR
HW-Q70R

Brand

Denon
Samsung

Reviews

20
1393

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.1.2

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)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
3.5/7.9
Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-Q70R
Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price