Samsung HW-Q800T vs Samsung Q800B

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Rating 5 5

HW-Q800T vs Q800B comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
Samsung Q800B
9.2
10
9
Multichannel surround
10
10

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Samsung Q800B review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
Samsung Q800B

Comparison of Samsung HW-Q800T and Samsung Q800B will allow us to get comprehensive information about the features of these two devices. And as a result of the comparison, it becomes clear that HW-Q800T is inferior in all characteristics to Q800B. According to the results of our comparison, HW-Q800T received 8.2 points out of 10 possible, and Q800B was rated 9.2 points.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Samsung Q800B

  • Comes with 2 separate speakers
  • Possible to create a multi-room system

Advantages Samsung Q800B over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Available the Apple Music service
  • Available the Amazon Music service

Audio features

The HW-Q800T is rated 7 of 10 against 8 for the Q800B according to the audio features rating.

HW-Q800T
7
Q800B
8

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 HW-Q800T and the Q800B.

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 HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 channels, while the Q800B has 5.1.2 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Samsung HW-Q800T has 330 (overall) W, and 360 (overall) W has the competitor.

HW-Q800T Q800B
Built-in channels3.1.25.1.2
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W330 (overall)360 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)20
Separate speaker connectionswirelesswireless

Subwoofers

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. Both reviewed devices are equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

HW-Q800T Q800B
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

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.

HW-Q800T
10
Q800B
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.

HW-Q800T Q800B
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby DigitalDolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Music
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS Digital SurroundDTS-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. For the ability to work with streaming services, the HW-Q800T received 5 points, and the Q800B - 10 on a 10-point scale.

HW-Q800T
5
Q800B
10

The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars.

HW-Q800T Q800B
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notPandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

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. Connectivity of competitors was rated 9 out of 10.

HW-Q800T
9
Q800B
9

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 HW-Q800T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the Q800B got 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

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.

HW-Q800T Q800B
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output1/01/1
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
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

Features

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 ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Both soundbars have 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. The HW-Q800T has the ability to use a multiroom system.

HW-Q800T Q800B
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

HW-Q800T Q800B
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5110.9x6x11.9/43.7x2.4x4.7
Weight, kg/pounds3.1/7.95/11.2
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