An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-S350 vs Samsung HW-Q800T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-S350 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8.2 for HW-Q800T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV and multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-S350 has 2.1 versus 3.1.2 for the Samsung HW-Q800T. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HT-S350 versus 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q800T. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q800T.
Only the Samsung HW-Q800T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-S350 has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Samsung HW-Q800T. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-S350 received a rating of 6/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q800T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q800T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q800T.
Only the HW-Q800T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q800T. For multichannel surround Sony HT-S350 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-Q800T 10 out of 10.