Samsung HW-Q800T vs Denon DHT-S217 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Denon DHT-S217 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
Denon DHT-S217
4.8
10
8

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Denon DHT-S217 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
Denon DHT-S217

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Denon DHT-S217 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q800T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 4.8 for DHT-S217. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and power, source, demo, 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 2.1 for the Denon DHT-S217. The output power is different and equal to 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q800T versus 40 (overall) W for the DHT-S217. Only the Denon DHT-S217 has a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q800T has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the DHT-S217 - wired. The Samsung HW-Q800T got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Denon DHT-S217 4 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q800T.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q800T can 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 Denon DHT-S217. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HW-Q800T received a rating of 9/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q800T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q800T.

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 Denon DHT-S217 5 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Denon DHT-S217

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Denon DHT-S217 over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
Denon DHT-S217

Model

HW-Q800T
DHT-S217

Brand

Samsung
Denon

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, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
40 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

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)
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
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD

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
89x1.2x6.7/35x4.7x2.6

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
3.6/7.9

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-Q800T
Denon DHT-S217
Samsung HW-Q800T
Denon DHT-S217

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 4.8
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 4.8Denon DHT-S217

Samsung HW-Q800T competitors

Denon DHT-S217 competitors