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Samsung Q700A Soundbar Review

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The Samsung HW-Q700A is a reliable, mid-range soundbar that offers exceptional wireless connectivity and customizable sound, but it is not the best for an immersive movie or TV-watching experience, as its surround sound performance is lacking.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

First launched in early 2021, the Samsung HW-Q700A is a beginner-friendly 3.1.2 channel sound system that ships as a soundbar and a subwoofer. It has no added satellite speakers, and its subwoofer still delivers a solid low end.

It can also render a wide range of audio formats, including both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content – something it has in common with many other top-ranking speakers.

The HW-Q700A also has a wide soundstage, producing a realistic spatial audio experience. Its center channel does quite well to emphasize dialogue, and with support for connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay, it compares quite well to what the best soundbars have to offer.

It sports three HDMI ports and one Optical In port. Sound customization is done through the Samsung SmartThings app, and it ships with a HDMI and a Digital Optical Cable for added convenience.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung HW-Q700A, with its 2.1 channel setup, offers clear audio and vocals through a well-balanced mid-range, but its bass lacks the expected impact.

However, the sound is adjustable through a graphic EQ. While providing an acceptable stereo soundstage, it falls short compared to top-tier surround systems for a fully immersive movie or TV-watching experience, despite Dolby Atmos support and Acoustic Beam virtual surround technology.

The user-friendly remote complements the limited port selection (Optical Audio In, HDMI In), and the soundbar supports various audio formats and ensures smooth wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and WiFi. Control via the SmartThings app is convenient, and low latency (tested at 51ms ARC and 36ms Optical) ensures synchronized audiovisuals.

Despite minor drawbacks, the HW-Q700A impresses with its audio clarity and wireless capabilities.

ReasonS to Buy

  • 360-degree audio immersion
  • Easily integrates with Samsung TVs and devices
  • Enhanced voice clarity for accurate dialogue
  • Graphic Eq and presets for sound customization
  • Supports AirPlay 2 and Alexa for easy control
  • True Atmos Experience: Delivers genuine Atmos quality
  • Exceptional wireless connectivity

Reason to Avoid

  • Bass output is not impressive
  • No voice assistant support

Samsung Q700A Soundbar Specs

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

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)61.688
High End Roll Off (Hz)17,472.053
Max Volume Test (db)92.9
Latency (ms)51
THD @ 80dB0.7

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First launched in early 2021, the Samsung HW-Q700A is a beginner-friendly 3.1.2 channel sound system that ships as a soundbar and a subwoofer. It has…

First launched in early 2021, the Samsung HW-Q700A is a beginner-friendly 3.1.2 channel sound system that ships as a soundbar and a subwoofer. It has no added satellite speakers, and its subwoofer still delivers a solid low end.

It can also render a wide range of audio formats, including both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content – something it has in common with many other top-ranking speakers.

The HW-Q700A also has a wide soundstage, producing a realistic spatial audio experience. Its center channel does quite well to emphasize dialogue, and with support for connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay, it compares quite well to what the best soundbars have to offer.

It sports three HDMI ports and one Optical In port. Sound customization is done through the Samsung SmartThings app, and it ships with a HDMI and a Digital Optical Cable for added convenience.

The Samsung HW-Q700A can stream audio content through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay, while the Samsung HW-Q600A is limited to only Bluetooth connectivity. The HW-Q700A…

The Samsung HW-Q700A can stream audio content through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay, while the Samsung HW-Q600A is limited to only Bluetooth connectivity. The HW-Q700A can also be controlled through the Samsung Smart Things app, but the Samsung HW-Q600A has no companion app to control it. If it still sounds interesting, go ahead and check out our Samsung HW Q600A review to see what else it has in store.

The Samsung HW-Q700A and the HW-Q800B are similar in design, but the Q800B is a 5.1.2 channel sound system, while the HW-Q700A is a 3.1.2…

The Samsung HW-Q700A and the HW-Q800B are similar in design, but the Q800B is a 5.1.2 channel sound system, while the HW-Q700A is a 3.1.2 channel speaker setup. This means that the Q800B delivers a much better surround sound performance, and it also has a higher max volume compared to the HW-Q700A. Read more about it through our Samsung HW-Q800B review.

The Samsung HW-Q700A allows for better sound adjustability than the Sony HT-G700 since it has a graphic equalizer, while the Sony soundbar does not. The…

The Samsung HW-Q700A allows for better sound adjustability than the Sony HT-G700 since it has a graphic equalizer, while the Sony soundbar does not. The Samsung soundbar also supports more wireless connectivity options, as it can stream audio content through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay. The Sony sound system is limited to Bluetooth connectivity.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

Depth

4.5"

4.1"

4.7"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

na

Yes

Energy Star Certified

No

Yes

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

2.4"

2.3"

2.4"

Subwoofer

Included

Included

Included

Surround Sound Supported

Dolby Atmos, DTS:X

Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X

Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X

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