Sony HT-A5000 vs Samsung Q700C

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HT-A5000 vs Q700C comparison chart

Sony HT-A5000
Samsung Q700C
Multichannel surround

Sony HT-A5000 vs Samsung Q700C review

Sony HT-A5000
Samsung Q700C

Comparing Sony HT-A5000 and Samsung Q700C makes sense because it shows what devices in their segment can offer. HT-A5000 offers better sound and bass than its opponent - Q700C. According to the results of our comparison, HT-A5000 received 7.8 points out of 10 possible, and Q700C was rated 7.4 points.

Advantages Sony HT-A5000 over Samsung Q700C

  • Has an integrated subwoofer

Advantages Samsung Q700C over Sony HT-A5000

  • Separate subwoofer provided
  • Voice control supports
  • App for remote control
  • Built-in microphone

Audio features

Each of the compared models received 8 points for the audio features.


It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the HT-A5000 and the Q700C.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the HT-A5000 has 5.1.2 channels, while the Q700C has 3.1.2 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Sony HT-A5000 has 450 (overall) W, and 320 (overall) W has the competitor.

HT-A5000 Q700C
Built-in channels5.
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W450 (overall)320 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionshas notwireless


Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. A built-in subwoofer is only present in the HT-A5000. The Q700C comes with an external subwoofer.

HT-A5000 Q700C
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The multichannel sound reproduction capabilities of the soundbars were rated 10 out of 10.


The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we consider the models in terms of support for Dolby Atmos, then both soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is included in each of these soundbars.

HT-A5000 Q700C
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHDDolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Music
DTS (other)DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ESDTS-HD HRA, DTS-HD MA, DTS Express, DTS 5.1ch

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.


The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars. The streaming audio from Pandora, SoundCloud, it is possible to listen to each of soundbars.

HT-A5000 Q700C
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Other streaming servicesPandora, SoundCloudPandora, SoundCloud


The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: Sony HT-A5000 was rated 7 out of 10, and Samsung Q700C was rated 10 out of 10.


The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on both devices.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The competitors in this comparison has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

HT-A5000 Q700C
Ethernet (RJ45)10
HDMI input/output1/11/1
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00


Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Q700C has its own remote control application. Only Samsung Q700C has a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

HT-A5000 Q700C
Voice control
App control
Remote control


HT-A5000 Q700C
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in121x6.7x1.4/47.5x2.5x5.5111x6x11.9/43.7x2.4x4.7
Weight, kg/pounds6.1/13.14.8/10.6
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