In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q80R vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Samsung HW-Q80R was rated 6.8, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q80R and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 372 (overall) versus 110 according to devices. 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 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q80R for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-CT800. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q80R versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the HW-Q80R, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q80R at 7 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q80R provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q80R equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q80R. The HW-Q80R 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 HW-Q80R was rated 7/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.
The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price