Bose Soundbar 700 vs Samsung HW-N950

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Samsung HW-N950

Bose Soundbar 700 review

I tested Bose Soundbar 700 vs Samsung HW-N950 and can say that specially designed low-profile speakers provide clear and powerful sound with a small soundbar thickness. An acoustic waveguide made using proprietary PhaseGuide technology distributes and directs the sound of the speakers, creating a surround sound that is evenly saturated with frequencies. You will hear sounds from points outside the soundbar. Optimum sound in all conditions with ADAPTIQ sound calibration, which adjusts the soundbar to the acoustic properties of the room. There are 3.0 built-in channels. Input rating is 65W. Bose Soundbar 700

Samsung HW-N950 review

The main function of the Samsung HW-N950 I noticed when comparing Samsung HW-N950 vs Bose Soundbar 700 is obviously its ability to support both Dolby Atmos and DTS: X using the original 7.1.4 speaker configuration. Samsung, of course, doesn't bother when it comes to the N950, which boasts at least 12 speakers using a total of 17 drivers. All of these drivers are individually powered by 512W of internal gain, although Samsung has not indicated how this gain is actually distributed for each driver. The N950 includes a number of sound modes that use digital signal processing (DSP) to enhance sound.

Samsung HW-N950

Bose Soundbar 700 pros & cons

Pros

  • The sound is loud and extremely clear, without being loud
  • The bass are there, filling the whole room without noticing that it's there
  • The remote paired without a problem

Cons

  • Was initially disappointed with the settings

Samsung HW-N950 pros & cons

Pros

  • I did not think 5.1.4 would sound much different than 7.1.4 but it does
  • The soundbar has a Sync feature which allows you to delay audio which does help
  • My favorite thing about this soundbar is the side-firing effect, that really stands out

Cons

  • The rear speakers barely whisper when i watch anything other than a 4k movie

Votes 2 2
Rating 3.5 3.5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 700
6.6
Samsung HW-N950
8.4
8
10
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Samsung HW-N950

Model

Soundbar 700
HW-N950

Brand

Bose
Samsung

Reviews

466
100

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

action, microphone
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
8.8/19.4
Bose Soundbar 700
Samsung HW-N950
Bose Soundbar 700
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 8.4
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 8.4Samsung HW-N950

The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison - check Samsung HW-N950 price.