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A Review By Comparison of the Samsung Hw Q990C 11.1.4Ch Soundbar Vs. Bose Tv Speaker

Last updated on Feb 3, 2024   6 minute read
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SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

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Reasons why you might like the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

Overall Score 5.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1232 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc
VS
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar Bose TV Speaker
DESIGN width 1,232mm 594mm
height 69.5mm 55mm
weight 7,700g 1,950g
volume 3,299.67cm³
thickness 101mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 11.1.4only 2only
audio output power 656w
CONNECTIVITY has an aux input
has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 3only 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 chromecast built-in
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
warranty period 1years
usb ports 1only
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 1,232mm
Bose TV Speaker 594mm

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has a width of 1,232mm. A soundbar's width indicates the horizontal measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are often designed to fit the width of TVs or slightly close.

The Bose TV Speaker, at 594mm is wider than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar by mm

Height

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 69.5mm
Bose TV Speaker 55mm

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar measures to a height of 69.5mm. The height represents the vertical measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are commonly designed as thin as it can be to beautifully complement a space.

Bose TV Speaker, at 55mm is shorter than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar by -14.5mm

Weight

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 7,700g
Bose TV Speaker 1,950g

The SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar weighs 7,700g. 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, even say for many other types of products.

The Bose TV Speaker, at 1,950g weigh less than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar by g. Often a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should try to purchase a less heavy soundbar.

Volume

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker 3,299.67cm³

The quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's body or, in simpler terms, the space the product fills. Bose TV Speaker takes up 3,299.67cm³, it is important to know the space that the soundbar occupies just so as to ensure that it will easily fit in the space available next to your other gadgets.

Thickness

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker 101mm

The thickness of Bose TV Speaker is 101mm, to know the thickness of a device you divide its volume by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 11.1.4only
Bose TV Speaker 2only

When it comes to 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 defines the sum of main speakers, the second number defines the number of subwoofers, and the third number if available defines the number of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are usually placed on the ceiling of the room containing the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-facing speakers inside the soundbar.

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar having a sound output value of 11.1.4 implies that it has 11 main speakers, 1 subwoofer and 4 "height" speaker

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

Audio Output Power

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 656w
Bose TV Speaker

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has an audio output power of 656W, basing on the total of speakers and their power in watts. It is the power the soundbar speakers can be loaded with "comfortably".

To get a better understanding of how loud any speaker can get, there are other aspects to look at such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

Connectivity

Has An Aux Input

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker

Bose TV Speaker has an auxiliary input, this allows you play from other audio devices by connecting them through a simple audio port say a 3.5mm jack.

Has An Hdmi Output

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI port connect HD audio.

Bose TV Speaker too has HDMI port by which it outputs "signals" audio into the HDMI inputs of other digital devices, that can process these signals.

Hdmi Ports

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 3only
Bose TV Speaker 1only

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 3 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect several devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Bose TV Speaker has 1 HDMI ports, meaning the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 2 more ports than the Bose TV Speaker

Has Bluetooth

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has Bluetooth, a wireless technology that allows you to seamlessly transfer data between different compatible devices.

Both the Bose TV Speaker and the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar have Bluetooth, which means both devices to support data transfers with compatible devices placed in close proximity using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.

Bluetooth Version

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker v4

Bose TV Speaker has a Bluetooth version of 4

Supports Bluetooth Pairing Using Nfc

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar can connect to Wi-Fi.

Has S/Pdif Out Port

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker

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

The Bose TV Speaker and the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar have S/PDIF out ports

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 If you don't want to use your TV's speakers and would rather have everything play 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar

Compatible With Alexa

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has Spotify connect

Has Dolby Atmos

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

Has Dts:x

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has DTS:X

Has Chromecast Built-In

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker

Chromecast built-in is a technology that allows you to stream entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet, or laptop, straight to the Chromecast-enabled device.

Has Airplay

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar supports Dolby digital plus

Bose TV Speaker supports Dolby digital plus as well.

Supports Dolby Digital

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 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 Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
Bose TV Speaker

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar.

Warranty Period

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 1years
Bose TV Speaker

The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has a warranty period of 1 years

Usb Ports

SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 1only
Bose TV Speaker

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices., SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 1 only

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