Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q800T review

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Rating 5 5

Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q800T comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Playbar
5.5
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
5
10

Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q800T review

Sonos Playbar
vs
Samsung HW-Q800T

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q800T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 5.5 out of 10 versus 8.2 for HW-Q800T. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Playbar has 3.0 versus 3.1.2 for the Samsung HW-Q800T. 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. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HW-Q800T has Bluetooth support. Only the HW-Q800T supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 9/10, 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

Only the HW-Q800T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q800T. For multichannel surround Sonos Playbar got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-Q800T 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Sonos Playbar

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Samsung HW-Q800T

Model

Playbar
HW-Q800T

Brand

Sonos
Samsung

Reviews

1767
664

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
3.1/7.9

Other

Release year

2013
2020
Sonos Playbar
Samsung HW-Q800T
Sonos Playbar
Samsung HW-Q800T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 8.2
  • 5.5Sonos Playbar
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T

The Samsung HW-Q800T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q800T price