Samsung HW-Q60R vs Bose Solo 5 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-Q60R
vs
Bose Solo 5

The Samsung HW-Q60R vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-Q60R was rated 4.4, while the Bose Solo 5 has a rating 4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q60R has 5.1 and Solo 5 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q60R for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q60R. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q60R at 6 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Solo 5 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-Q60R or Solo 5. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q60R
Bose Solo 5

Model

HW-Q60R
Solo 5

Brand

Samsung
Bose

Reviews

436
2244

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.9
1.7/3.7
Samsung HW-Q60R
Bose Solo 5
Samsung HW-Q60R
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 4
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R
  • 4Bose Solo 5

The Samsung HW-Q60R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q60R price