It makes sense comparing Bose Soundbar 500 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone 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 Soundbar 500 has 3.0 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Bose Soundbar 500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs.
The Bose Soundbar 500 has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. 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 Bose Soundbar 500 has 1/0 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, the Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N850 7 out of 10.
The Samsung HW-N850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N850 price