Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-A450 review

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Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-A450 comparison chart

Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-A450 review

Sony HT-G700
vs
Samsung HW-A450

It makes sense comparing Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-A450 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-G700 has a total rating of 6.2 out of 10 versus 4 for HW-A450. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-G700 has 3.1 versus 2.1 for the Samsung HW-A450. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-G700 versus 300 (overall) W for the HW-A450. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-G700 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-A450 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HT-G700 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HT-G700 received a rating of 8/10 versus 5/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-G700 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-G700. For multichannel surround Sony HT-G700 got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-A450 6 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over Samsung HW-A450

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Sony HT-G700
Samsung HW-A450

Model

HT-G700
HW-A450

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

306
0

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, input, Bluetooth
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital 2ch

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
DTS 2ch

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9
86.1x5.3x7.3/33.9x2.1x2.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.1
1.4/3.3

Other

Release year

2020
2021
Sony HT-G700
Samsung HW-A450
Sony HT-G700
Samsung HW-A450

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 4
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700
  • 4Samsung HW-A450

Sony HT-G700 competitors

Samsung HW-A450 competitors