Samsung HW-R450 vs Bose TV Speaker review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-R450 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison chart

Samsung HW-R450 vs Bose TV Speaker review

Samsung HW-R450
vs
Bose TV Speaker

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-R450 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-R450 was rated 4, while the Bose TV Speaker has a rating 5.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-R450 has 2.1 and TV Speaker has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-R450 via wireless, but TV Speaker has wired connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-R450 for audio features and specs, but the Bose TV Speaker received 5 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 TV Speaker. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-R450 at 5 out of 10, while the TV Speaker was rated 7/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. 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-R450 or TV Speaker. 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.

Advantages Samsung HW-R450 over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Bose TV Speaker over Samsung HW-R450

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-R450
Bose TV Speaker

Model

HW-R450
TV Speaker

Brand

Samsung
Bose

Reviews

1665
795

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

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

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
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

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
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5 x 5/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.3
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Samsung HW-R450
Bose TV Speaker
Samsung HW-R450
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4Samsung HW-R450
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

Samsung HW-R450 competitors

Bose TV Speaker competitors