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A Review By Comparison of the Samsung Hw Q800B Vs. Majority Bowfell Tv Sound Bar

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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Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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Reasons why you might like the Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

Overall Score 2.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 388 mm
  • Has An Aux Input

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Samsung HW Q800B Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar
DESIGN width 1,110mm 388mm
height 60mm 54mm
weight 5,100g 1,500g
volume 7,992cm³ 1,508.54cm³
thickness 120mm 72mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 5.1.2only 2.1only
has aac
CONNECTIVITY has an aux input
has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 2only
has bluetooth
supports wi-fi
has s/pdif out port
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with alexa
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
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar 388mm

Samsung HW Q800B has a width of 1,110mm. The width indicates the horizontal measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are often designed to fit the width of television sets or get close.

Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar, at 388mm is wider than the Samsung HW Q800B by mm

Height

Samsung HW Q800B 60mm
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar 54mm

Samsung HW Q800B has a height of 60mm. Height represents the vertical dimension of a device, they are usually designed to be as slim as possible to beautifully complement a space.

The Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar, at 54mm is shorter than the Samsung HW Q800B by -6mm

Weight

Samsung HW Q800B 5,100g
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar 1,500g

Samsung HW Q800B weighs 5,100g. We recommend a lower weight better for the reason that lighter soundbars are easier to carry around the space. Lighter home appliances are advantageous, as it makes their movement easier, and for many other types of products.

Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar, at 1,500g weigh less than the Samsung HW Q800B with a difference g. Most of the time a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to change the position of the soundbar often, then you should aim to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Volume

Samsung HW Q800B 7,992cm³
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar 1,508.54cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the soundbar or, to keep it simple, the space the soundbar fills. Samsung HW Q800B occupies 7,992cm³, it is important to know the space that the soundbar occupies just so as to confirm that it will fit with ease into the space available .

Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar's volume is 1,508.54cm³ meaning it occupies lesser space than the Samsung HW Q800B with a difference of cm³

Thickness

Samsung HW Q800B 120mm
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar 72mm

The thickness of Samsung HW Q800B is 120mm, to know the thickness of a device you divide its volume by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)

Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar has a thickness of 72mm, hence less thicker than the Samsung HW Q800B by -48mm

Samsung HW Q800B
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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

Samsung HW Q800B 5.1.2only
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar 2.1only

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

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

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 Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar having 2.1 implies that it has 2 main speakers and 1 subwoofer

Has Aac

Samsung HW Q800B
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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

Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung HW Q800B will work fine with your iPad. 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

The Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar supports AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC all round achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.

Connectivity

Has An Aux Input

Samsung HW Q800B
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar has an auxiliary input, an aux input allows you to play from external audio devices by connecting them through a simple audio port say a 3.5mm jack.

Has An Hdmi Output

Samsung HW Q800B
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

The Samsung HW Q800B has an HDMI output port, devices with an HDMI port can transfer HD audio.

Hdmi Ports

Samsung HW Q800B 2only
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

Samsung HW Q800B has 2 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports mean that you may simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Has Bluetooth

Samsung HW Q800B
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

Samsung HW Q800B has Bluetooth, a wireless technology that enables you to seamlessly transfer data between different devices.

Both the Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar and the Samsung HW Q800B have Bluetooth, which allows both soundbars to support data transfers with compatible devices that are in close proximity using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.

Supports Wi-Fi

Samsung HW Q800B
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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

The Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar and the Samsung HW Q800B have S/PDIF out ports

Samsung HW Q800B
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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

Samsung HW Q800B
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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.

Has Spotify Connect

Samsung HW Q800B
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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

Supports Dolby Digital

Samsung HW Q800B
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

Samsung HW Q800B
Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar

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

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