Bose Solo 5 vs Samsung HW-T450

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Votes 6 6
Rating 4.5 4.5

Solo 5 vs HW-T450 comparison chart

Bose Solo 5
Samsung HW-T450
Multichannel surround

Bose Solo 5 vs Samsung HW-T450 review

Bose Solo 5
Samsung HW-T450

Comparing Bose Solo 5 and Samsung HW-T450, all pros and cons of devices become clear. Advantages have shown that HW-T450 has advantages over Solo 5 mainly in terms of audio performance. According to the results of our comparison, Solo 5 received 4 points out of 10 possible, and HW-T450 was rated 4.5 points.

Advantages Bose Solo 5 over Samsung HW-T450

  • App for remote control

Advantages Samsung HW-T450 over Bose Solo 5

  • Separate subwoofer provided
  • Supports external media connection via USB

Audio features

The Solo 5 is rated 5 of 10 against 6 for the HW-T450 according to the audio features rating.

Solo 5

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 Solo 5 and the HW-T450.

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 Solo 5 has 2.0 channels, while the HW-T450 has 2.1 channels.

Solo 5 HW-T450
Built-in channels2.02.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, WN/A200 (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. The HW-T450 comes with an external subwoofer.

Solo 5 HW-T450
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 4 out of 10.

Solo 5

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 look at the models in terms of Dolby Atmos support, then none of these 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 not implemented in any of the soundbars in this comparison.

Solo 5 HW-T450
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby DigitalDolby Digital
DTS (other)has nothas not

Streaming services

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

Solo 5

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service cannot be used on both soundbars.

Solo 5 HW-T450
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Other streaming serviceshas nothas not


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: Bose Solo 5 was rated 3 out of 10, and Samsung HW-T450 was rated 5 out of 10.

Solo 5

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. Such connection as via Wi-Fi is not possible on any of the devices in comparison.

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.

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. However, HDMI ARC is not available on any of these soundbars.

Solo 5 HW-T450
Ethernet (RJ45)00
HDMI input/output0/00/0
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output1/00/0
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 Solo 5 has its own remote control application. None of these 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. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

Solo 5 HW-T450
Voice control
App control
Remote control


Solo 5 HW-T450
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.683.8 x 5 x 5/33.9 x 2.1 x 2.9
Weight, kg/pounds1.7/3.71.3/3.3
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