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Samsung HW-Q800A

Samsung HW-Q800A
alaScore 96

16 reviews

Dec, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Samsung HW-Q800A. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

sound, usability, design, size, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung HW-Q800A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Samsung HW-Q800A Review


The Samsung HW-Q800A is a versatile soundbar from Samsung's 2021 lineup. This 3.1.2 setup is well built and comes with a dedicated subwoofer, which helps produce...

Gets very loud. Dialogue enhancement feature. Outstanding audio format support. Graphic EQ and presets. Auto-volume feature. Great build quality. Extended low-bass.

Lacks a room correction feature. Poor surround sound performance. Sub-par height performance. Some compression present at max volume.

The Samsung HW-Q800A is very good for mixed usage. It has a neutral, balanced sound profile, making it suitable for a variety of audio content. It can produce a thumpy, punchy low-bass, which is nice for action-packed movie scenes and bass-heavy music...

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Samsung HW-Q800A review: Samsung TV users will get the most out of this 3.1.2 Dolby Atmos soundbar


If you want to try the HW-Q800A's Q Symphony and SpaceFit features, you'll need a Samsung TV.

Tight, precise sound ; Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect support ; Built-in Alexa ; Low-profile design

Q-Symphony and room-correction features only work with Samsung TVs ; Only one HDMI input (besides HDMI-eARC) ; Alexa gets shout-y if the main volume is too loud

The HW-Q800A comes with most of the perks we like to see in a premium soundbar, starting with audio casting in the form of Apple’s AirPlay 2. That means you can cast audio to the Q800A from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, including tunes from any installed...

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (

Samsung HW-Q800A first look: This Q-Symphony soundbar is a big deal


Samsung's latest premium range of TVs support the company's Q-Symphony technology and the Samsung HW-Q800A makes that a big deal.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Robert Silva (ecoustics)

Samsung HW-Q800A Soundbar: Review


The Samsung HW-Q800A Wireless Soundbar includes support for Dolby Atmos, multiple music streaming platforms, and Alexa voice control. The Samsung HW-Q800A Wireless Soundbar includes support for Dolby Atmos, multiple music streaming platforms, and Alexa...

Easy to set up. ; Good balance between dialog and other channels. ; Lots of audio settings. ; Option to add wireless surround speakers. ; Alexa built-in ; Integrates with Samsung SmartThings mobile app. ; The HDMI input is 4K/HDR video pass-through...

The subwoofer can be overpowering. ; Dolby Atmos implementation is not that impressive. ; Only one HDMI input for the external source devices. ; No analog audio input. ; Some features only work with select 2020/2021 Samsung TVs

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : John Archer (

Samsung HW-Q800A


While Samsung's Q800A soundbar lacks the immersive full surround of the flagship Q950A, it's still exceptionally powerful and impactful

Sound has enough power and projection to fill a good-sized room despite the lack of rear speakers ; Strong upgrade path available ; Surprisingly compact design for the amount of power it delivers

Needs a Samsung TV as well to unlock its best performance ; No 4K/120 pass through ; Not quite as good for music as movies

While the Q800A’s speaker set up and power hasn’t changed significantly from that of its impressive Q800T predecessor, a couple of key extra features and improvements to its optional rear speakers make it ultimately a more substantial step forward than...

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Steve May (

Samsung HW-Q800A review: this Dolby Atmos soundbar is a T3 Awards 2021 winner!


The Samsung HW-Q800A is a Dolby Atmos soundbar that offers deeply satisfying sound for a good price

Crisp, agile movie audio ; Seamlessly integrated bass ; Good set of features overall

No Chromecast or Google Assistant ; Only one HDMI input

The HW-Q800A is the kind of Dolby Atmos soundbar that puts a smile on your face. It’s a genuine crowd pleaser no matter what TV you have, though with the right Samsung TV you get even better performance.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung HW-Q800A review


This Dolby Atmos soundbar packs a punch

Spacious presentation ; Weighty, articulate sub ; Good range of features

Could be more insightful ; Height channel lacks precision

The HW-Q800A is a powerful performer with a forthright delivery and room-filling dynamics, but it’s up against some tough competition

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Steve Withers (

Samsung HW-Q800A soundbar review: Sonically powerful all-rounder


The 2021 'bar-and-sub combo adds AirPlay 2 and the potential for additional speaker integration compared to the outgoing Q800T model.

Immersive front soundstage ; Sub really energises ; Dolby Atmos & DTS:X decoding ; EARC support ; Optional rear speakers ; Alexa integrated

No surround presence ; Only one HDMI input ; Setup requires tweaking

It's a case of evolution rather than revolution, but this accomplished soundbar still delivers impressive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based format decoding. There's also a powerful subwoofer, eARC connectivity, and integrated Amazon Alexa for voice...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (

Samsung HW-Q800A review: Big sound without the bulk


Samsung does it again with the Samsung HW-Q800A: this 3.1.2 soundbar package delivers detailed, powerful sound which belies its size

Natural, detailed sound ; Deep bass ; Compact size

Some features require a Samsung TV

Sep, 2021

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