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Samsung HW-Q80R vs Bose Soundbar 700 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
Bose Soundbar 700

The Samsung HW-Q80R vs Bose Soundbar 700 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Soundbar 700. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 3.0 for the Bose Soundbar 700. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q80R has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Soundbar 700 - wired and wireless. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 700 6 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Bose Soundbar 700. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q80R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q80R. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 7, and Bose Soundbar 700 2 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Bose Soundbar 700

Model

HW-Q80R
Soundbar 700

Brand

Samsung
Bose

Reviews

436
182

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
microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
4.5/10.5
Samsung HW-Q80R
Bose Soundbar 700
Samsung HW-Q80R
Bose Soundbar 700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700

The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price