Samsung HW-Q800T vs KEF HTF7003 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs KEF HTF7003 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
KEF HTF7003
5
5
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10
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10
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Samsung HW-Q800T vs KEF HTF7003 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
KEF HTF7003

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q800T vs KEF HTF7003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 8.2, 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-Q800T 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-Q800T for audio features and specs, but the KEF HTF7003 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q800T can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q800T. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-Q800T. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q800T. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q800T at 9 out of 10, while the HTF7003 was rated 4/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q800T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q800T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q800T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q800T. The HW-Q800T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over KEF HTF7003

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
KEF HTF7003

Model

HW-Q800T
HTF7003

Brand

Samsung
KEF

Reviews

664
17

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

330 (overall)
100

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
has not

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
2.1/4.6

Other

Release year

2020
2005
Samsung HW-Q800T
KEF HTF7003
Samsung HW-Q800T
KEF HTF7003

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 5
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 5KEF HTF7003

The Samsung HW-Q800T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q800T price