Comparing Samsung HW-Q800A and Sonos Beam Gen 2

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Samsung HW-Q800A ranks #16 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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8.8
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Sonos Beam Gen 2 ranks #54 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
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Experts recommend Sonos Beam Gen 2 more than Samsung HW-Q800A

As of 8 Aug 2022, experts prefer Sonos Beam Gen 2 over Samsung HW-Q800A, but both Sound Bars have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Sonos Beam Gen 2 received 9 recommendations: from Tom's Guide (25 Jul 2022), World Wide Stereo (13 Jul 2022) TechRadar (15 Jul 2022) and 6 others. By contrast, Samsung HW-Q800A received only 2 recommendations from TechRadar (15 Jul 2022) and What Hi-Fi (3 Aug 2022).

Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Tom's Guide
World Wide Stereo
TechRadar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
CNN Underscored
PCMag
TechHive
WIRED
1
+1 $449
Sonos Beam Gen 2
10
5
7
5
2
2
-
8
4
4
23
- $513
Samsung HW-Q800A
-
-
6
-
12
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 15 Jul 2022 TechRadar ranked Samsung HW-Q800A as #6 and Sonos Beam Gen 2 as #7
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #6 out of 13 Samsung HW-Q800A
    The best soundbar for mid-range cinematic thrills
    #7 out of 13 Sonos Beam Gen 2
    The best small soundbar – great Dolby Atmos for 32 inches and up
    ... ... ...
  • On 3 Aug 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Sonos Beam Gen 2 as #2 and Samsung HW-Q800A as #12
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 20 Sonos Beam Gen 2
    If space and budget are limited there isn't a better virtual Dolby Atmos soundbar that we'd recommend
    ... ... ...
    #12 out of 20 Samsung HW-Q800A
    A mid-range Dolby Atmos soundbar that packs a punch
    ... ... ...
  • On 25 Jul 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Sonos Beam Gen 2 as #10
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #10 out of 13 Sonos Beam Gen 2
    The best-sounding soundbar for small TVs
    ... ... ...
  • On 13 Jul 2022 World Wide Stereo ranked Sonos Beam Gen 2 as #5
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 19 Sonos Beam Gen 2
    The Best Smart Sound Bar
    ... ... ...
  • On 21 Jul 2022 Rtings.com ranked Sonos Beam Gen 2 as #5
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 6 Sonos Beam Gen 2
    Best Small Soundbar
    ... ... ...
  • On 5 Jul 2022 SoundGuys ranked Sonos Beam Gen 2 as #2
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 5 Sonos Beam Gen 2
    Best Smart Soundbar
    ... ... ...
  • On 1 Jun 2022 PCMag ranked Sonos Beam Gen 2 as #8
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #8 out of 10 Sonos Beam Gen 2
    A More Affordable Sonos Soundbar
    ... ... ...
  • On 15 Jul 2022 TechHive ranked Sonos Beam Gen 2 as #4
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 6 Sonos Beam Gen 2
    Best mid-range soundbar, runner-up
    ... ... ...
  • On 9 Apr 2022 WIRED ranked Sonos Beam Gen 2 as #4
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 13 Sonos Beam Gen 2
    The Smartest Soundbar
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 119 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Sonos Beam Gen 2 outranks Samsung HW-Q800A. This is not to say that Samsung HW-Q800A is a bad option. Like Sonos Beam Gen 2, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Samsung HW-Q800A somewhat more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Samsung HW-Q800A
Sonos Beam Gen 2
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Samsung HW-Q800A, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Sonos Beam Gen 2.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling sound bar receives a consumer score of 7.8 (good). Both Samsung HW-Q800A and Sonos Beam Gen 2 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Samsung HW-Q800A
In comparison:
Samsung HW-Q800A ranks #16 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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8.8
Great
Sonos Beam Gen 2
In comparison:
Sonos Beam Gen 2 ranks #54 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Median best-selling Sound Bar
In comparison:
Wohome S18 ranks #101 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good





Samsung HW-Q800A is more popular than Sonos Beam Gen 2

It's fairly safe to say that Samsung HW-Q800A is a more popular sound bar than Sonos Beam Gen 2, based on its 4,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Samsung HW-Q800A and Sonos Beam Gen 2 often consider Sonos Beam Gen 2, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Samsung HW-Q800A and Sonos Beam Gen 2
Sonos Beam Gen 2 $449
In comparison:
Sonos Beam Gen 2 ranks #54 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
9 expert recommendations
Klipsch Cinema 600 $449
In comparison:
Klipsch Cinema 600 ranks #53 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
2 expert recommendations
Sony HT-G700 $498
In comparison:
Sony HT-G700 ranks #105 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good
3 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Sonos Beam Gen 2 outranks Samsung HW-Q800A by 22 positions. This indicates that, as of 8 Aug 2022, Sonos Beam Gen 2 is more critically acclaimed than Samsung HW-Q800A.
Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Tom's Guide
World Wide Stereo
TechRadar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
CNN Underscored
PCMag
TechHive
WIRED
1
+1 $449
Sonos Beam Gen 2
10
5
7
5
2
2
-
8
4
4
2
-1 $896
Sonos Arc
3
3
1
-
3
-
2
3
-
-
3
+4 Check price
Sonos Ray
7
1
4
-
6
-
-
-
-
-
4
-1 $2500
Sennheiser Ambeo 3D
-
8
-
-
8
1
-
-
-
11
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [17]

88
Total expert reviews: 17
  • with a score: 8
  • without a score: 9
Highest score by T3
100
Average score based on 17 reviews
88
Lowest score by TechHive
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [23]

84
Total expert reviews: 23
  • with a score: 16
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 23 reviews
84
Lowest score by Rtings.com
74

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Samsung HW-Q800A: Buy | Customer Reviews
Sonos Beam Gen 2: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • DOLBY ATMOS / DTS:X - Theater-quality sound that fires from the front, side and above for true audio immersion.
  • TRUE 3.1.2CH SOUND - The complete audio entertainment experience with 3 channels, 1 subwoofer and 2 up-firing channels.
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From Seller:
  • Enrich your entertainment experience with vibrant bass, crystal clear dialogue, and a panoramic soundstage.
  • Experience a 3D surround sound effect with Dolby Atmos.
  • Stream music, radio, podcasts, and audiobooks over WiFi when the TV is off.
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EAN Numbers: 0887276524641
UPC Numbers: 887276524641
Model Numbers: HW-Q800A/ZA
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Samsung HW-Q800A is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling sound bars and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Bose SoundTouch 300 or Sony HT-G700 .

Samsung HW-Q800A is $262.98 more expensive than an average sound bar ($249.95).

Sonos Beam Gen 2 is a well-known option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling sound bars and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Klipsch Cinema 600 or Denon DHT-S517 .

Sonos Beam Gen 2 is $199.05 more expensive than the average sound bar ($249.95).

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