Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 5.0 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 5.0 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
JBL Bar 5.0
8.2
10
9

Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 5.0 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
JBL Bar 5.0

It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-Q800T vs JBL Bar 5.0 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 8.2. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and power, source, 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 Samsung HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 versus 5.0 for the JBL Bar 5.0. The output power is different and equal to 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q800T versus 250 (overall) W for the Bar 5.0. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q800T got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the JBL Bar 5.0 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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 Samsung HW-Q800T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the JBL Bar 5.0. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q800T received a rating of 9/10 versus 10/10, respectively. 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

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q800T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q800T got a rating of 10, and JBL Bar 5.0 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over JBL Bar 5.0

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages JBL Bar 5.0 over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Amazon Music compatible
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
JBL Bar 5.0

Model

HW-Q800T
Bar 5.0

Brand

Samsung
JBL

Reviews

1048
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, source, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
5.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
250 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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 (other)

Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
70.9x5.8x10.1/27.9x2.3x3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
2.8/6.1

Other

Release year

2020
2021
Samsung HW-Q800T
JBL Bar 5.0
Samsung HW-Q800T
JBL Bar 5.0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 8.2JBL Bar 5.0

Samsung HW-Q800T competitors

JBL Bar 5.0 competitors