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Samsung HW-Q700B Review

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The HW-Q700B offers great value for movies, TV shows, and most music genres with its balanced yet thumpy sound profile, wide stereo soundstage, and fair Atmos performance.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung HW Q700B is a mid-range soundbar that was launched in 2022. It is a 3.1.2 system with three channels, one subwoofer, and two up-firing channels that support Dolby Atmos. Like the best speakers, you get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and it ships with Samsung’s One Remote. It has adaptive sound for movies, dialogues, news, and sports and Game Pro Mode for games (compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X).

To put it on par with the best soundbars, there is an option to add a wireless rear speaker system (sold separately). For a more immersive 11.1.4 setup, read our JBL Bar 1300x review. And for a budget soundbar, check out this Sony HT SF150 review.

Consensus

ReasonS to Buy

  • Well-balanced sound
    • The HW-Q700B is great for movies and TV shows thanks to its balanced sound profile for clear dialogue and thumpy bass for action sequences. Its stereo soundstage is fairly wide, and the sound placement feels precise and not general.

  • Excellent voice clarity
    • This soundbar delivers excellent voice clarity because of its neutral mid–range. The discrete center channel ensures dialogues, vocals, and lead instruments sound pretty clear.

  • Satisfying bass response
    • The HW-Q700B has a satisfying bass response, and the subwoofer helps extend the low bass for more thump. You can also adjust the bass to suit your needs. For a more compact subwoofer, read this Artison RCC Nano 1 review.

  • Impressive smart integration and great connectivity
    • This soundbar has impressive smart integration. It works with Samsung’s SmartThings app (iOS and Android) and supports Apple AirPlay, Google Chromecast, and Spotify Connect. It connects with Alexa for voice commands, but you’ll need an Alexa smart speaker. Connectivity includes Full HDMI In, HDMI eARC, and Optical audio.

  • Fair Atmos Performance
    • The HW-Q700B has good Dolby Atmos performance, and sounds create a sense of height.

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre surround performance
    • The surround performance isn’t convincing because the soundbar lacks discrete satellites and side-firing speakers. Check out this Sonos Era 300 review for a wireless smart speaker with good spatial audio support.

Samsung HW-Q700B Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4.5"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement Featurena
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.4"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels3.1.2
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, DTS:X
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantAmazon Alexa
Wall MountableWall Mountable
WeightWeight20.9 lbs
WidthWidth38.6"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, SmartThings

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Score Card

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True Score

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  • Trusted Reviews
    60.27

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    Designed to partner with larger flatscreens, the HW-Q700B strikes an impressive balance between value and… Read More

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    Steve May
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  • Techradar
    46.31

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    The Samsung HW-Q700B is an aggressively-priced Dolby Atmos soundbar that’ll (literally) elevate your movie sound…. Read More

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    Steve May
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  • T3
    34.31

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    Samsung has piled the features high on this upper-budget Dolby Atmos soundbar, and boosted audio… Read More

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