Sony HT-Z9F vs Samsung HW-Q70R

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Samsung HW-Q70R review

These units have almost identical audio features. The Q70R has 3.1.2 channels vs 3.1 from his rival and 330W of power. Sony has 400W. On the front panel on the right are several basic controls for power, volume and source selection; everything else is controlled using the included remote. For those who plan to install this soundbar on the wall, the kit includes a mount with screws and a template. The package also includes a high-speed HDMI cable, which is very convenient. Samsung HW-Q70R

Sony HT-Z9F review

The soundbar has built-in Chromecast features and online music streaming. There are various connection options, including Bluetooth and HDMI ARC. The Sony HT-Z9F's soundbar has a length of 1 meter, which is slightly shorter than the typical length of a 49-inch TV. It has a built-in frontal left, central and front right channels. The subwoofer is a large unit that is ideally located on the side of the TV and connects to the speaker, without wires. Sony HT-Z9F

Samsung HW-Q70R pros & cons

Pros

  • Because of identical drivers, it’s easier to move the speakers around the three-dimensional soundstage without noticeably changing character from speaker to speaker
  • Touch sensitive buttons on the soundbar for volume level, inputs, and basically everything you need in a quick layout

Cons

  • The setup is simple, but there are so many features that I wish this system can guide you through upon “setting up”

Sony HT-Z9F pros & cons

Pros

  • Great for the everyday person who appreciates fantastic sound but just wants an easy living room setup
  • There's a very noticeable difference with or without the rears
  • The level of immersion in these speakers is completely magical

Cons

  • Awful for large spaces, those who want huge amounts of volume, those expecting tower-level performance out of a soundbar

Votes 18 18
Rating 4.5 4.5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-Z9F
6.8
Samsung HW-Q70R
6.6
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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

HT-Z9F
HW-Q70R

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

220
1319

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
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

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
3.5/7.9
Sony HT-Z9F
Samsung HW-Q70R
Sony HT-Z9F
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison - check Sony HT-Z9F price.