Another year has come, and Samsung continues to be at the forefront of the soundbar market with another extensive yearly released lineup. Most of the attention is again on their top-of-the-line Q series, which includes no less than five new models. In our Samsung HW-Q800B review, we will test the soundbar in the middle of the lineup and what improvements we get compared to last year’s model.
The HW-Q800B is placed above the Q600B and Q700B and below the Q930B and Samsung’s top flagship for 2022, the HW-Q990B. The new release is supposed to replace the Q800A, which you can read about in our review here, and right from the start, we see some fundamental differences compared to the 2021 model. So what becomes obvious is that the new HW-Q800B is not simply a repackaged 2021 unit but a brand-new offering.
Going fast over the specs, the new HW-Q800B is a 5.1.2 channels soundbar/subwoofer combo that supports Dolby Atmos and DTS: X and can be expanded to a 7.1.4 channels system with the inclusion of the optional surround speakers kit. It comes with plenty of extras, including Bluetooth playback, Chromecast, Airplay2, and Spotify Connect, it has Samsung’s Q-Symphony as all Q series soundbars, supports voice control, and you will find SmartThings integration.