I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Samsung S50B 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 S50B has a rating 4.6.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. 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 S50B has wireless connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung S50B received 6 out of 10. The Smart Soundbar 300 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Samsung S50B. As in the Smart Soundbar 300, so in the S50B there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Smart Soundbar 300 at 8 out of 10, while the S50B was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the Smart Soundbar 300 provides a device control application. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Smart Soundbar 300 or S50B. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 4/10, while the S50B received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.