Samsung Q700C vs JBL Bar 5.0

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Q700C vs Bar 5.0 comparison chart

Samsung Q700C
JBL Bar 5.0
Multichannel surround

Samsung Q700C vs JBL Bar 5.0 review

Samsung Q700C
JBL Bar 5.0

Comparison of Samsung Q700C and JBL Bar 5.0 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 Q700C is inferior in all characteristics to Bar 5.0. According to the results of our comparison, Q700C received 7.4 points out of 10 possible, and Bar 5.0 was rated 8.2 points.

Advantages Samsung Q700C over JBL Bar 5.0

  • Separate subwoofer provided
  • Surround sound with DTS:X support

Advantages JBL Bar 5.0 over Samsung Q700C

  • Possible to create a multi-room system

Audio features

The Q700C is rated 8 of 10 against 5 for the Bar 5.0 according to the audio features rating.

Bar 5.0

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 Q700C and the Bar 5.0.

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 Q700C has 3.1.2 channels, while the Bar 5.0 has 5.0 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Samsung Q700C has 320 (overall) W, and 250 (overall) W has the competitor.

Q700C Bar 5.0
Built-in channels3.1.25.0
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W320 (overall)250 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionswirelesshas not


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. The Q700C comes with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

Q700C Bar 5.0
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 Q700C received rating 10 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the Bar 5.0, in the same category, earned 7 out of 10 points.

Bar 5.0

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. The manufacturer has implemented DTS:X technology only in Q700C.

Q700C Bar 5.0
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Music
DTS (other)DTS-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.

Bar 5.0

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

Q700C Bar 5.0
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. Connectivity of competitors was rated 10 out of 10.

Bar 5.0

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.

Q700C Bar 5.0
Ethernet (RJ45)00
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 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 Bar 5.0 has the ability to use a multiroom system.

Q700C Bar 5.0
Voice control
App control
Remote control


Q700C Bar 5.0
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in111x6x11.9/43.7x2.4x4.770.9x5.8x10.1/27.9x2.3x3.9
Weight, kg/pounds4.8/10.62.8/6.1
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