In this article, we will talk about Bose Soundbar 700 vs Samsung HW-R550 comparison. The Bose Soundbar 700 was rated 6.6, while the Samsung HW-R550 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, action, microphone for the Soundbar 700 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-R550.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Soundbar 700 has 3.0 and HW-R550 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Soundbar 700 via wired and wireless, but HW-R550 has wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Bose Soundbar 700 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-R550 received 7 out of 10. The Soundbar 700 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 700. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Soundbar 700 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-R550. As in the Soundbar 700, so in the HW-R550 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 700 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-R550 was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the Soundbar 700 provides a device control application. The Bose Soundbar 700 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Soundbar 700 or HW-R550. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.