KEF HTF7003 vs Denon HEOS BAR review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Denon HEOS BAR

The KEF HTF7003 vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HTF7003 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR.

Audio features

The KEF HTF7003 has the passive amplification type, the Denon HEOS BAR - active. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 3.0. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HEOS BAR.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the HEOS BAR has Bluetooth support. Only the HEOS BAR supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HTF7003 received a rating of 4/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HEOS BAR. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over KEF HTF7003

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
Denon HEOS BAR
7
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
10
inapplicable
4
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

HTF7003
HEOS BAR

Brand

KEF
Denon

Reviews

15
20

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, sound off

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.0

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
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

0/0
4/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
4.8/10.5
KEF HTF7003
Denon HEOS BAR
KEF HTF7003
Denon HEOS BAR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR

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