It makes sense comparing Bose TV Speaker vs Samsung Q800B because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, TV Speaker has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 9.2 for Q800B.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose TV Speaker has 3.0 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung Q800B. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The TV Speaker has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the Q800B - wireless. The Bose TV Speaker got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung Q800B 8 for its audio features and specs.
Spotify support is available on the Q800B.
Only the Samsung Q800B can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose TV Speaker has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Samsung Q800B. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the TV Speaker received a rating of 7/10 versus 9/10, respectively.
App control is available for the Q800B. A built-in microphone is present only on the Q800B. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Q800B has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Q800B. For multichannel surround Bose TV Speaker got a rating of 4, and Samsung Q800B 10 out of 10.