Bose Solo 5 vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

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Bose Solo 5 vs Samsung HW-Q60T comparison chart

Bose Solo 5 vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

Bose Solo 5
vs
Samsung HW-Q60T

The Bose Solo 5 vs Samsung HW-Q60T comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Bose Solo 5 was rated 4, while the Samsung HW-Q60T has a rating 5.5.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Solo 5 has 2.0 and HW-Q60T has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose Solo 5 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q60T received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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-Q60T. We rated the connectivity of the Solo 5 at 3 out of 10, while the HW-Q60T was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the 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 Solo 5 or HW-Q60T. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Solo 5 was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q60T received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60T over Bose Solo 5

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
Samsung HW-Q60T

Model

Solo 5
HW-Q60T

Brand

Bose
Samsung

Reviews

13457
1048

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.3 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
3.1/7.5

Other

Release year

2016
2020
Bose Solo 5
Samsung HW-Q60T
Bose Solo 5
Samsung HW-Q60T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5.5
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 5.5Samsung HW-Q60T

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