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-Q80R vs Samsung HW-J355 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q80R was rated 6.8, while the Samsung HW-J355 has a rating 5.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q80R and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 and HW-J355 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 372 (overall) versus 60 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-Q80R via wireless, but HW-J355 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q80R for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-J355 received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
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-Q80R. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q80R at 7 out of 10, while the HW-J355 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the 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 HW-Q80R was rated 7/10, while the HW-J355 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.
The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price