It makes sense comparing Bose TV Speaker vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, TV Speaker has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N850.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose TV Speaker has 3.0 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The TV Speaker has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the HW-N850 - wireless. The Bose TV Speaker got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-N850.
Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose TV Speaker 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available for the HW-N850. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N850. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N850.
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 TV Speaker got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N850 9 out of 10.