The Sony HT-Z9F vs Samsung HW-Q80R comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 7.2, while the Samsung HW-Q80R has a rating 8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-Z9F and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q80R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-Z9F has 3.1 and HW-Q80R has 5.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 372 (overall) 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 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-Z9F for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q80R received 8 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-Z9F versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q80R. As in the HT-Z9F, so in the HW-Q80R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-Z9F at 8 out of 10, while the HW-Q80R was rated 7/10.
The manufacturer of the HW-Q80R provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q80R equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-Z9F was rated 8/10, while the HW-Q80R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.