It makes sense comparing Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Playbar has 3.0 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
The Sonos Playbar has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Only the HW-N850 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HW-N850 has Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N850 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.
The Samsung HW-N850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N850 price