Samsung HW Q800BSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Majority Bowfell TV Sound BarSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 2.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Samsung HW Q800B
|Majority Bowfell TV Sound Bar
|number of channels of sound output
|has an aux input
|has an hdmi output
|has s/pdif out port
|hdmi arc / earc
|compatible with alexa
|has spotify connect
|has dolby atmos
|supports dolby digital plus
|supports dolby digital
|has a dedicated smartphone app
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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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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.
The Samsung HW Q800B has an HDMI output port, devices with an HDMI port can transfer HD audio.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Samsung HW Q800B supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.
There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Samsung HW Q800B.