Bose Soundbar 700 vs Samsung HW-N950

Samsung HW-N950 vs Bose Soundbar 700: who is your perfect match

Samsung HW-N950 vs Bose Soundbar 700

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Features

The Samsung HW-N950 vs Bose Soundbar 700 built-in channel comparison shows that the HW-N950 solutions are for people want to get the full enveloping sound – compare its 7.1.4 channels with 3.0 (5.1 supported) that the Bose Soundbar has. Nevertheless, both models do not include an integrated subwoofer, but the Samsung model is provided with a separate one, while you need to get an extra solution if you buy the Bose Soundbar. The HW-N950 supports only the wireless connection for subwoofers, while the Bose Soundbar allows you connecting a subwoofer wirelessly or using a cable.

The Bose Soundbar 700 vs Samsung HW-N950 streaming services comparison demonstrates that these models are quite close – they support Amazon Music, AirPlay, Google Play Music, Spotify, and some other services. These solutions support the Alexa, and the HW-N950 also has the Multi-room feature, while the Bose Soundbar does not.

Both models support the modern wireless protocols – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Moreover, the Samsung model has a USB port, but the Bose model has a subwoofer output. The HW-950 solution supports DTS:X and Dolby Atmos, while the Bose model does not.

Design

These two solutions look very elegant, they are built extremely well. They have a special grill that covers the speakers. You can easily access all the ports and the buttons you need. The Bose solution features a nice black polished upper panel and this model comes with a very handy universal remote. Samsung has the main buttons – volume up and down, input, power, while the Bose Soundbar features action and microphone buttons. Both models can be placed on a table or wall-mounted. These solutions are extremely easy to install and use. The Bose Soundbar dimensions are 5.6x97.8x10.6 versus the 3.2x48.2x5.3 in HW-N950.

Samsung HW-N950

Pros:

  • This model provides you with the environment sound due to the side-firing speakers.
  • The output sound is quite clear and natural because of the new wide range of tweeters.
  • It has several audio modes and it also can play Dolby Atmos over ARC (if a TV supports it).

Cons:

  • Quite heavy.
  • The Android application has basic features only.
  • The Bluetooth signal may be not stable.

Bose Soundbar 700

Pros:

  • Numerous settings make it very flexible – you can get exactly the sound you want.
  • The bass module synchronizes up automatically via an application.

Cons:

  • The Bluetooth module may have certain issues – you can start getting cuts and lags.
  • The application may not work properly (registering several devices, crashing).
  • The remote may not work with certain devices (like Verizon Arris boxes).

Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700 review

May 13, 2019

The loudness of Bose Soundbar 700 is very good and the speaker can handle the full range of different music: from hip-hop to classic as well. The set up is easy-going thanks iOS app from the Bose it ...

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Samsung HW-N950

Samsung HW-N950 review

May 03, 2019

The HW-N950 is a cоmplete upgrade frоm the previоus HW-K950 frоm Samsung, оne оf the first sоund panels with Dоlby Atmоs suppоrt, released in 2016. But the differences between them are nigh...

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Samsung HW-N950

Model

Soundbar 700
HW-N950

Brand

Bose
Samsung

Rating

4.0 of 5
3.7 of 5

Reviews

74
51

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

action button, microphone button
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.4

Supported channel quantity

5.1
7.1.4

Separate speaker (in package)

2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Tuneln, Deezer
Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/0

HDMI ARC

1
1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Alexa
Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

2.2 x 38.5 x 4.2/5.6 x 97.8 x 10.6
8.1 x 122.4 x 13.4/3.2 x 48.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
8.8/19.4

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  • 12.8Bose Soundbar 700
  • 12.4Samsung HW-N950

The Bose Soundbar 700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 700 price