Samsung HW-J355 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

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Samsung HW-J355
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Samsung HW-Q70R

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-J355 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-J355 was rated 5.8, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q70R.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-J355 has 2.1 and HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 60 versus 330 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-J355 via wired and wireless, but HW-Q70R has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q70R. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-J355 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-Q70R was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q70R equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R 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 HW-J355 was rated 2/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Samsung HW-J355

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
Samsung HW-Q70R
6.6
5
8
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

HW-J355
HW-Q70R

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

1070
1393

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
3.5/7.9
Samsung HW-J355
Samsung HW-Q70R
Samsung HW-J355
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 6.6
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R

The Samsung HW-Q70R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q70R price