It makes sense comparing Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Smart Soundbar 300 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone, action and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Smart Soundbar 300 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HW-N850 - wireless. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. 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 Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Smart Soundbar 300 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. For multichannel surround Bose Smart Soundbar 300 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N850 9 out of 10.