SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch SoundbarSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung HW Q800BSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar
|Samsung HW Q800B
|number of channels of sound output
|audio output power
|has an hdmi output
|has s/pdif out port
|hdmi arc / earc
|compatible with alexa
|has spotify connect
|has dolby atmos
|has chromecast built-in
|supports dolby digital plus
|supports dolby digital
|has a dedicated smartphone app
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SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has a width of 1,232mm. The width represents the horizontal measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are often designed to match the width of television sets or slightly close.
The Samsung HW Q800B, at 1,110mm is narrower than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar with a difference mm
The SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar measures to a height of 69.5mm. The height represents the vertical dimension of a soundbar, they are often designed as slim as it can be to beautifully fit in a space.
Samsung HW Q800B, at 60mm is shorter than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar by -9.5mm
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar weighs 7,700g. We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry around the space.
Lighter home appliances are advantageous, as it makes their movement easier, even say for many other kinds of products.
The Samsung HW Q800B, at 5,100g is lighter than the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar with a difference g. Often a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to switch the position of the soundbar often, then you should opt to purchase a lighter soundbar.
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 a good thing to know the space that the soundbar takes up just so as to ensure that it would easily fit in the available space next to your other gadgets.
The depth of Samsung HW Q800B is 120mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its space occupied by the surface area(length by width)
When it comes to surround sound channels, you'll come across figures in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number represents the sum of main speakers, the second number represents the number of subwoofers, and the third number if available defines the number of “height” speakers.
NOTE: "Height" speakers are most times placed on the ceiling of the room containing the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-firing speakers inside the soundbar.
The SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar having a sound output value of 11.1.4 indicates that it has 11 main speakers, 1 subwoofer and 4 "height" speaker
And the Samsung HW Q800B having 5.1.2 implies that it has 5 main speakers, 1 subwoofer and 2 "height" 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 SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch 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.
Samsung HW Q800B supports AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It transfers 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 iPad. If you are planning 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 SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI port can transfer HD audio.
Samsung HW Q800B too has a High-Definition Multimedia Interface port by which it outputs "feed" audio into the HDMI inputs of other digital devices, that can process these signals.
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 3 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports imply that you can connect at the same time several devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
Samsung HW Q800B has 2 HDMI ports, meaning SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 1 more ports than the Samsung HW Q800B
SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has Bluetooth, a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices.
Both the Samsung HW Q800B and the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar have Bluetooth, which allows both devices to facilitate data transfers with compatible devices placed in close proximity using radio waves that are short-wavelength and at an ultra-high frequency.
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.
Samsung HW Q800B too can connect to a Wi-Fi network.
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
The Samsung HW Q800B and the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar 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 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
Samsung HW Q800B has the HDMI ARC/EARC
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.
Samsung HW Q800B is compatible with Alexa
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
Samsung HW Q800B too has Spotify connect
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.
Samsung HW Q800B has it too, Atmos theoretically means you'll be able to hear, say birds chipping from above or a plane moving from over your head into the distance like it would be in a natural environment.
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
Samsung HW Q800B too has DTS:X just remember to configure the speakers.
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.
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.
Both the Samsung HW Q800B and the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar have airplay.
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
Samsung HW Q800B supports Dolby digital plus as well.
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.
Samsung HW Q800B too supports Dolby digital.
There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar.
The Samsung HW Q800B has a dedicated smartphone app.
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
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices., SAMSUNG HW Q990C 11.1.4ch Soundbar has 1 only