Samsung HW-Q60R vs KEF HTF7003 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-Q60R
vs
KEF HTF7003

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q60R vs KEF HTF7003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q60R was rated 4.4, while the KEF HTF7003 has a rating 5.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q60R has 5.1 and HTF7003 has 3.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 360 (overall) versus 100 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q60R for audio features and specs, but the KEF HTF7003 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-Q60R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q60R. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q60R at 6 out of 10, while the HTF7003 was rated 4/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-Q60R or HTF7003. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q60R
KEF HTF7003

Model

HW-Q60R
HTF7003

Brand

Samsung
KEF

Reviews

825
11

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

360 (overall)
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

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

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.9
2.1/4.6
Samsung HW-Q60R
KEF HTF7003
Samsung HW-Q60R
KEF HTF7003

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 5
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R
  • 5KEF HTF7003

The KEF HTF7003 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check KEF HTF7003 price