Samsung HW-Q70R vs Samsung HW-K850 review

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Samsung HW-Q70R
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Samsung HW-K850

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-Q70R vs Samsung HW-K850. The Samsung HW-Q70R was rated 6.6, while the Samsung HW-K850 has a rating 5.6. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, volume down, volume up, source.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 350 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q70R for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-K850 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q70R versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-K850. As in the HW-Q70R, so in the HW-K850 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q70R provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q70R equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HW-Q70R was rated 7/10, while the HW-K850 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Samsung HW-K850

  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Samsung HW-K850 over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q70R
6.6
Samsung HW-K850
5.6
8
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q70R
Samsung HW-K850

Model

HW-Q70R
HW-K850

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

1393
81

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

3.1.2
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
350 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Napster, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
2/1

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
1/0

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

110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
120.9 x 8.1 x 12.9 /47.6 x 3.2 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.9
6.6/14.7
Samsung HW-Q70R
Samsung HW-K850
Samsung HW-Q70R
Samsung HW-K850

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R
  • 5.6Samsung HW-K850

The Samsung HW-Q70R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q70R price