Samsung HW-Q900T vs Bose Solo 5 review

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Samsung HW-Q900T vs Bose Solo 5 comparison chart

Samsung HW-Q900T vs Bose Solo 5 review

Samsung HW-Q900T
vs
Bose Solo 5

The Samsung HW-Q900T vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-Q900T was rated 8.2, 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-Q900T has 7.1.2 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-Q900T for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q900T can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q900T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q900T. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q900T at 8 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q900T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q900T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q900T. The HW-Q900T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q900T was rated 9/10, while the Solo 5 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q900T over Bose Solo 5

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI 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

Samsung HW-Q900T
Bose Solo 5

Model

HW-Q900T
Solo 5

Brand

Samsung
Bose

Reviews

1048
13457

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

406 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

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

2/1
0/0

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
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

123 x 7 x 13.8/48.4 x 2.7 x 5.1
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

7.1/15.4
1.7/3.7

Other

Release year

2020
2016
Samsung HW-Q900T
Bose Solo 5
Samsung HW-Q900T
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 4
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q900T
  • 4Bose Solo 5