Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-N850

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Samsung HW-Q80R review

When comparing Samsung HW-Q80R vs Samsung HW-N850 I found out that both devices have 5.1.2 channels and 372W output power. The Samsung HW-Q80R Soundbar is a powerful combination of a mid-range soundbar and subwoofer. HW-Q80R can play Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats. This is not the only advantage of the considered soundbar. Bass lovers will be very pleased to watch the impressive large (8-inch) speaker located on the side panel of the subwoofer. Due to the side speakers, the consumer can not put this soundbar in a niche under the TV. Samsung HW-Q80R

Samsung HW-N850 review

The HW-N850 is a simplified version of the HW-N950. This system has a configuration of 5.1.2; The set includes the main module and subwoofer. Novelties provide high quality sound. Declared support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies. In the recessed area below the soundbar, you will find connections that include two HDMI inputs and an HDMI output with ARC (Audio Return Channel). All HDMI connections support 4K / 60p, 4: 4: 4, Rec.2020, High Dynamic Range (HDR10 and Dolby Vision), 3D and HDCP 2.2. Samsung HW-N850

Samsung HW-Q80R pros & cons

Pros

  • Touch sensitive buttons on the soundbar for volume level, inputs, and basically everything you need in a quick layout
  • The controller is comfortable to hold. I found the enjoyment of seeing buttons for setting treble, bass, audio sync, and the levels of the various speakers

Cons

  • Only two HDMI inputs. Basically your TV and a gaming console

Samsung HW-N850 pros & cons

Pros

  • I have to point out that build quality is really top notch, and is very heavy for a sound bar
  • It would eliminate all the complication of setting up multi speakers and wiring them all over the place

Cons

  • Heavy front sound

Votes 5 5
Rating 3.8 3.8

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
6.8
Samsung HW-N850
7.4
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6
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Samsung HW-N850

Model

HW-Q80R
HW-N850

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

825
29

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)
372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
2/0

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)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
8.1/18.7
Samsung HW-Q80R
Samsung HW-N850
Samsung HW-Q80R
Samsung HW-N850

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 6.8
  • 7.4
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 7.4Samsung HW-N850

The Samsung HW-N850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N850 price