I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Samsung HW-Q90R and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 7.6, while the Samsung HW-Q90R has a rating 8.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q90R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0 and HW-Q90R has 7.1.4. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Smart Soundbar 300 via wired and wireless, but HW-Q90R has wireless connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q90R received 9 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 Smart Soundbar 300 versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q90R. As in the Smart Soundbar 300, so in the HW-Q90R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Smart Soundbar 300 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-Q90R 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 models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q90R. The HW-Q90R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q90R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.