I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q70T vs KEF HTF7003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q70T was rated 8.2, while the KEF HTF7003 has a rating 5.
Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q70T has 3.1.2 and HTF7003 has 3.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 100 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q70T for audio features and specs, but the KEF HTF7003 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q70T can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q70T. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-Q70T. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q70T. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q70T at 9 out of 10, while the HTF7003 was rated 4/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q70T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q70T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q70T may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70T. The HW-Q70T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support.