If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Bose Soundbar 500 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Bose Soundbar 500 was rated 7.4, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 500 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q70R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Soundbar 500 has 3.0 and HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. 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 6 out of 10 received the Bose Soundbar 500 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q70R received 7 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Soundbar 500 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q70R. As in the Soundbar 500, so in the HW-Q70R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 500 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-Q70R was rated 7/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q70R may become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Soundbar 500 was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.