It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 5.1.2. The output power is identical and equal to 372 (overall) W. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-N850 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q80R. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.
The Samsung HW-N850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N850 price