Samsung HW-Q80R vs Denon HEOS BAR review

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Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
Denon HEOS BAR

The Samsung HW-Q80R vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.

Audio features

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 Denon HEOS BAR. 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 Denon HEOS BAR 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q80R can 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 4/1 of the Denon HEOS BAR. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

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. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 7, and Denon HEOS BAR 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q80R over Denon HEOS BAR

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

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Samsung HW-Q80R

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
6.8
Denon HEOS BAR
7
8
10
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

HW-Q80R
HEOS BAR

Brand

Samsung
Denon

Reviews

1393
20

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
4/1

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)

0/0
1/0

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 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
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
4.8/10.5
Samsung HW-Q80R
Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-Q80R
Denon HEOS BAR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR

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