Comparing Samsung HW-Q800A and Sonos Beam Gen 1

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Samsung HW-Q800A ranks #15 out of 139. It is in the top 10%.
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8.8
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Sonos Beam Gen 1 ranks #1 out of 139. It is in the top 10%.
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9.4
Amazing
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Experts prefer Samsung HW-Q800A over Sonos Beam Gen 1

On 4 Jan 2023 (25 days ago) we went through 120 Sound Bar expert endorsements .

Currently, Samsung HW-Q800A received 1 endorsement from What Hi-Fi (26 Nov 2022). Meanwhile, Sonos Beam Gen 1 did not receive any endorsements this month.

Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
World Wide Stereo
SoundGuys
WIRED
Digital Trends
TechHive
PCMag
Tom's Guide
TechRadar
47
N/A $648
Samsung HW-Q800A
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12
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N/A N/A $400
Sonos Beam Gen 1
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 26 Nov 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Samsung HW-Q800A as #12
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #12 out of 22 Samsung HW-Q800A
    A mid-range Dolby Atmos soundbar that packs a punch
    ... ... ...
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Customers like Sonos Beam Gen 1 noticeably 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 1
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.

Sonos Beam Gen 1, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Samsung HW-Q800A.

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 1 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Samsung HW-Q800A
In comparison:
Samsung HW-Q800A ranks #15 out of 139. It is in the top 10%.
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8.8
Great
Sonos Beam Gen 1
In comparison:
Sonos Beam Gen 1 ranks #1 out of 139. It is in the top 10%.
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9.4
Amazing
Median best-selling Sound Bar
In comparison:
Bestisan S9920 ranks #70 out of 139. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good





Sonos Beam Gen 1 is more popular than Samsung HW-Q800A

It's fairly safe to say that Sonos Beam Gen 1 is a more popular sound bar than Samsung HW-Q800A, 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 1 often consider Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Samsung HW-Q800A and Sonos Beam Gen 1
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 $700
In comparison:
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 ranks #117 out of 139.
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6.8
Good
4 expert recommendations
Sonos Beam Gen 2 $445
In comparison:
Sonos Beam Gen 2 ranks #11 out of 139. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
9 expert recommendations
Klipsch Cinema 600 $449
In comparison:
Klipsch Cinema 600 ranks #60 out of 139. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
2 expert recommendations
Denon Home 550 $499
In comparison:
Denon Home 550 ranks #76 out of 139. It is in the top 20%.
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7.7
Good
2 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Jan 2023 neither Samsung HW-Q800A nor Sonos Beam Gen 1 were recommended by key experts who publish Sound Bars recommendations.
Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
World Wide Stereo
SoundGuys
WIRED
Digital Trends
TechHive
PCMag
Tom's Guide
TechRadar
1
- $445
Sonos Beam Gen 2
6
2
5
2
4
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4
8
10
8
2
+1 $1598
Samsung HW-Q990B
1
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6
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3
7
7
7
-
6
3
-1 $899
Sonos Arc
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3
3
-
-
1
-
3
3
3
4
- $295
Vizio M-Series 5.1
4
-
-
-
2
8
3
4
-
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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 [28]

88
Total expert reviews: 28
  • with a score: 18
  • without a score: 10
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 28 reviews
88
Lowest score by Rtings.com
79

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Samsung HW-Q800A: Buy | Customer Reviews
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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:
  • Beam - The smart, compact soundbar for TV, music, and more.
  • High definition sound - Experience rich, detailed sound for your TV that fills the entire room.
  • TV, music and more - Play music, TV, movies, podcasts, radio, audiobooks and video games.
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
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Sonos Beam Review
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SONOS Beam Soundbar Review
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0887276524641
UPC Numbers: 887276524641
Model Numbers: HW-Q800A/ZA
EAN Numbers: 0780537830157, 0878269004264, 0878269004271, 8717755773913, 8717755773920, 8717755773937, 8717755773944
UPC Numbers: 780537830157, 878269004264, 878269004271
Model Numbers: BEAM1EU1, BEAM1EU1BLK, BEAM1UK1, BEAM1UK1BLK, BEAM1US1, BEAM1US1BLK
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Weight
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6.2 lbs
 
Dimensions
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Speaker composition What is the cabinet of the speaker made out of?
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PVC
Speaker Design Number of drivers in the speaker
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Two-Way
Number of tweeters How many tweeters does the speaker have?
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1 tweeters
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Number of Subwoofers How many subwoofers does the speaker have?
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4 woofers
Separate subwoofer included Does the soundbar comes with a separate subwoofer?
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No
Bluetooth Capability Does the speaker support wireless connection?
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No
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Supported connections What type of connections does the speaker support?
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HDMI input, digital audio input (optical)
Hi-resolution audio Does the speaker support hi-resolution audio playback?
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Yes
Rechargeable battery Does the speaker have a built in rechargeable battery?
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No
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FM Radio capability Does the speaker have an FM radio?
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No
Built-in microphone Does the speaker have a built-in microphone?
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No
Wi-fi enabled Is the speaker capable of connecting to wi-fi?
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No
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App/Smartphone controlled Is the speaker can be controlled by an app or a smartphone?
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No
ENERGY STAR certified Is the speaker energy star certified?
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No
Chromecast built-in Does the speaker have a built-in Chromecast playback?
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No
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Airplay capability Does the speaker support Airplay technology?
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No
IR Remote Learning Can the speaker be controlled with an external (universal) remote?
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No
Included Accessories What are the accessories included with the speaker?
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Optical audio adapter
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Samsung HW-Q800A is a very popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling sound bars and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Platin Monaco 5.1 or Zvox SB700 .

Samsung HW-Q800A is $368.99 more expensive than an average sound bar ($279).

Sonos Beam Gen 1 is a very popular 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 Denon Home 550 or LG SP8YA .

Sonos Beam Gen 1 was released in 2018. There are a couple newer sound bars on the market. Show newer Sound Bars

Sonos Beam Gen 1 is $220 more expensive than the average sound bar ($279).

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