I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q80R vs KEF HTF7003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q80R was rated 6.8, 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-Q80R has 5.1.2 and HTF7003 has 3.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 372 (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-Q80R for audio features and specs, but the KEF HTF7003 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HW-Q80R can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q80R. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-Q80R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q80R. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q80R at 7 out of 10, while the HTF7003 was rated 4/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q80R provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q80R equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q80R. The HW-Q80R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.
The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price