Bose Soundbar 500 vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Soundbar 500
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Bose Soundbar 500 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

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 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. 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-Q60R 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can 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 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 Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available for the Soundbar 500. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
8
4
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

Soundbar 500
HW-Q60R

Brand

Bose
Samsung

Reviews

170
945

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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, Google Assistant

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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
3.5/7.9
Bose Soundbar 500
Samsung HW-Q60R
Bose Soundbar 500
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.4
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price