Comparing Samsung HW-Q800A and Sony HT-G700

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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:
Sony HT-G700 ranks #105 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good
Samsung HW-Q800A: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Sony HT-G700 more than Samsung HW-Q800A

As of 8 Aug 2022, experts prefer Sony HT-G700 over Samsung HW-Q800A, but both Sound Bars have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Sony HT-G700 received 3 recommendations: from TechRadar (15 Jul 2022), What Hi-Fi (3 Aug 2022) and CNN Underscored (13 Jul 2022). 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
16
-1 $498
Sony HT-G700
-
-
2
-
14
-
9
-
-
-
23
- $515
Samsung HW-Q800A
-
-
6
-
12
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 15 Jul 2022 TechRadar ranked Sony HT-G700 as #2 and Samsung HW-Q800A as #6
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 13 Sony HT-G700
    The best affordable Dolby Atmos soundbar with a subwoofer
    ... ... ...
    #6 out of 13 Samsung HW-Q800A
    The best soundbar for mid-range cinematic thrills
    ... ... ...
  • On 3 Aug 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Samsung HW-Q800A as #12 and Sony HT-G700 as #14
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #12 out of 20 Samsung HW-Q800A
    A mid-range Dolby Atmos soundbar that packs a punch
    ... ... ...
    #14 out of 20 Sony HT-G700
    A good entry-level soundbar with plenty of bass and Dolby Atmos support.
    ... ... ...
  • On 13 Jul 2022 CNN Underscored ranked Sony HT-G700 as #9
    Rank Sound Bar
    ... ...
    #9 out of 14 Sony HT-G700
    ... ...
    Source: us.cnn.com

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 119 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Sony HT-G700 outranks Samsung HW-Q800A. This is not to say that Samsung HW-Q800A is a bad option. Like Sony HT-G700, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Samsung HW-Q800A 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
Sony HT-G700
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 Sony HT-G700.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling sound bar receives a consumer score of 7.8 (good). Samsung HW-Q800A ranks higher than that and Sony HT-G700 ranks lower than that.

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
Sony HT-G700
In comparison:
Sony HT-G700 ranks #105 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good
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 Sony HT-G700

It's fairly safe to say that Samsung HW-Q800A is a more popular sound bar than Sony HT-G700, 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 Sony HT-G700 often consider Sonos Beam Gen 2, a cheaper option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Samsung HW-Q800A and Sony HT-G700
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 Cheaper
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
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 Cheaper
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Sony HT-G700 outranks Samsung HW-Q800A by 7 positions. This indicates that, as of 8 Aug 2022, Sony HT-G700 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 [18]

77
Total expert reviews: 18
  • with a score: 11
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
80
Average score based on 18 reviews
77
Lowest score by Pocket-lint
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Samsung HW-Q800A: 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:
  • 3.1ch Dolby Atmos DTS: X and Vertical Surround Engine
  • Immersive AE (Audio Enhancer) upscale audio closes to 7.1.2 each sound
  • Wireless subwoofer delivers powerful bass sound
  • Sound modes to customize listening to movies and music
  • Read more
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
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 Denon DHT-S517 .

Samsung HW-Q800A is $264.98 more expensive than an average sound bar ($249.95).

Sony HT-G700 is a 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 Denon DHT-S517 .

Sony HT-G700 is $248.05 more expensive than an average sound bar ($249.95).

Samsung HW-Q800A: Buy | Customer Reviews

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