It makes sense comparing Bose Solo 5 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Solo 5 has 2.0 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-N850 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-N850.
Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N850 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Solo 5 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