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A Review By Comparison of the Samsung Hw Q800B Vs. Bose Tv Speaker

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   5 minute read
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Samsung HW Q800B

Samsung HW Q800B

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Reasons why you might like the Samsung HW Q800B

Overall Score 5.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1110 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc
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Bose TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker

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Reasons why you might like the Bose TV Speaker

Overall Score 4.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 594 mm
  • Has An Aux Input

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Samsung HW Q800B Bose TV Speaker
DESIGN width 1,110mm 594mm
height 60mm 55mm
weight 5,100g 1,950g
volume 7,992cm³ 3,299.67cm³
thickness 120mm 101mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 5.1.2only 2only
has aac
CONNECTIVITY has an aux input
has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 2only 1only
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v4
supports bluetooth pairing using nfc
supports wi-fi
has s/pdif out port
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with alexa
compatible with siri
has spotify connect
has dolby atmos
has dts:x
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

Samsung HW Q800B 1,110mm
Bose TV Speaker 594mm

Samsung HW Q800B has a width of 1,110mm. A soundbar's width indicates the horizontal dimension of a soundbar, soundbars are sometimes designed to match the width of television sets or get close.

The Bose TV Speaker, at 594mm is wider than the Samsung HW Q800B with a difference mm

Height

Samsung HW Q800B 60mm
Bose TV Speaker 55mm

Samsung HW Q800B has a height of 60mm. The height represents the vertical dimension of a device, soundbars are often designed to be as slim as possible to beautifully fit in a space.

Bose TV Speaker, at 55mm is shorter than the Samsung HW Q800B by -5mm

Weight

Samsung HW Q800B 5,100g
Bose TV Speaker 1,950g

Samsung HW Q800B weighs 5,100g. We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to shift around the space. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes their movement easier, and for many other kinds of products.

Bose TV Speaker, at 1,950g is lighter than the Samsung HW Q800B with a difference g. Commonly a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to change the position of the soundbar often, then you should aim to purchase a less heavy soundbar.

Volume

Samsung HW Q800B 7,992cm³
Bose TV Speaker 3,299.67cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the soundbar or, in simpler terms, the space the soundbar fills. Samsung HW Q800B takes up 7,992cm³, it is important to know the space that the soundbar occupies just so as to ensure that it would fit with ease into the space available next to your other gadgets.

Bose TV Speaker's volume is 3,299.67cm³ meaning it requires lesser space than the Samsung HW Q800B by cm³

Thickness

Samsung HW Q800B 120mm
Bose TV Speaker 101mm

The depth of Samsung HW Q800B is 120mm, to know the thickness of a device you divide its space occupied by the surface area(length by width)

Bose TV Speaker has a thickness of 101mm, meaning that it is less thicker than the Samsung HW Q800B with a difference of -19mm

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

Samsung HW Q800B 5.1.2only
Bose TV Speaker 2only

For surround sound channels, you’re going to run across figures in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number denotes the number of main speakers, the second number represents the number of subwoofers, and the third number if available represents the sum of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are usually placed on the ceiling of the room containing the soundbar, but they may also just be upward-firing speakers within the soundbar itself.

The Samsung HW Q800B having a sound output value of 5.1.2 means that it has 5 main speakers, 1 subwoofer and 2 "height" speaker

And the Bose TV Speaker having 2 means that it has 2 main speakers

Has Aac

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Samsung HW Q800B supports AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It transfers 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.

Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung HW Q800B will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well

Connectivity

Has An Aux Input

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker has an auxiliary input, this allows you to play from external audio devices by channeling them via a simple audio connection say a 3.5mm jack.

Has An Hdmi Output

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

The Samsung HW Q800B has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI port connect HD audio.

Bose TV Speaker too has HDMI port through which it sends "feed" audio into inputs of other digital devices, which can receive and process these signals.

Hdmi Ports

Samsung HW Q800B 2only
Bose TV Speaker 1only

Samsung HW Q800B has 2 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you may connect at the same time several devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

The Bose TV Speaker has 1 HDMI ports, meaning the Samsung HW Q800B got 1 more ports than the Bose TV Speaker

Has Bluetooth

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Samsung HW Q800B supports Bluetooth, a cable free technology that enables you to seamlessly transfer data between different compatible devices.

Both the Bose TV Speaker and the Samsung HW Q800B have Bluetooth, which means both soundbars to support data transfers with compatible devices placed in close proximity using radio waves that are short-wavelength and at an ultra-high frequency.

Bluetooth Version

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker v4

Bose TV Speaker has a Bluetooth version of 4

Supports Bluetooth Pairing Using Nfc

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Supports Wi-Fi

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Samsung HW Q800B can connect to Wi-Fi.

Has S/Pdif Out Port

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

The Bose TV Speaker and the Samsung HW Q800B have S/PDIF out ports

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Before you needed to connect an optical cable from your TV to the optical input of an audio device on top of the already connected HDMI cable to play all audio through a soundbar, now with ARC you can easily connect all these at a go from a compatible HDMI socket on your TV to an HDMI ARC socket on your soundbar.

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) carries audio over HDMI. ARC is only capable of carrying compressed 5.1 audio, but eARC has higher bandwidth and can carry uncompressed 7.1 audio, as well as formats such as DTS:X and full bitrate Dolby Atmos. It is available on the Samsung HW Q800B

Compatible With Alexa

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Samsung HW Q800B is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.

Compatible With Siri

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker is compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Apple HomeKit-compatible devices.

Has Spotify Connect

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Spotify Connect allows you to control the music playing on the soundbar from the Spotify app on another device when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Samsung HW Q800B has Spotify connect

Has Dolby Atmos

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Samsung HW Q800B has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

Has Dts:x

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that allows filmmakers to place and move individual sounds around your listening space, giving you a theater-like audio experience.

More like Dolby Atmos as it aims to create a multi-dimensional sound that "places you at the center of the action", it differs from Dolby Atmos by the required speaker configuration. Samsung HW Q800B has DTS:X

Has Airplay

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screens, videos, and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles, or present your slideshows easily on your device.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen (14) different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for much better sound quality. Samsung HW Q800B supports Dolby digital plus

Bose TV Speaker supports Dolby digital plus as well.

Supports Dolby Digital

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

Samsung HW Q800B supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.

Bose TV Speaker too supports Dolby digital.

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

Samsung HW Q800B
Bose TV Speaker

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Samsung HW Q800B.

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