Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Samsung HW-N950 review

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Rating 5 5

Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison chart

Overall
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
Samsung HW-N950
8.6
10
10

Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Samsung HW-N950 review

Bose Smart Soundbar 300
vs
Samsung HW-N950

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Smart Soundbar 300 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone, action and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

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 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Smart Soundbar 300 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HW-N950 - wireless. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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.

Connectivity

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-N950. 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.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N950 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. For multichannel surround Bose Smart Soundbar 300 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over Bose Smart Soundbar 300

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Samsung HW-N950

Model

Smart Soundbar 300
HW-N950

Brand

Bose
Samsung

Reviews

144
106

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone, action
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

66 x 5 x 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.6/8
8.8/19.4

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Samsung HW-N950
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Samsung HW-N950

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  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950