Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Samsung HW-Q80R
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Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: power, volume down, volume up, source.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-Q80R versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q80R.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q80R can 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 1/1 of the Samsung HW-Q60R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q80R. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q80R. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q80R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q80R. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 7, and Samsung HW-Q60R 4 out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
6.8
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
8
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

HW-Q80R
HW-Q60R

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

945
945

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.5/7.9
Samsung HW-Q80R
Samsung HW-Q60R
Samsung HW-Q80R
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4.4
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price