Samsung HW-Q80R vs Bose Soundbar 500 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q80R vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
8
Bose Soundbar 500
7.4
10
8

Samsung HW-Q80R vs Bose Soundbar 500 review

Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
Bose Soundbar 500

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q80R vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 7.4 for Soundbar 500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 3.0 for the Bose Soundbar 500. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 500 6 for its audio features and specs. 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-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Bose Soundbar 500. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q80R.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q80R. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 10, and Bose Soundbar 500 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q80R over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over Samsung HW-Q80R

  • Amazon Music compatible
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Bose Soundbar 500

Model

HW-Q80R
Soundbar 500

Brand

Samsung
Bose

Reviews

1601
365

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
microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/0

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
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.1/7

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Samsung HW-Q80R
Bose Soundbar 500
Samsung HW-Q80R
Bose Soundbar 500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 7.4Bose Soundbar 500

The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price

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