The Samsung HW-Q800A was crowned 2021’s best soundbar at our Tech Product of the Year Awards last month and is available as part of a brilliant early Black Friday deal.
UK retailer Box is bundling the HW-Q800A soundbar and subwoofer with Samsung’s SWA-9500S wireless rear speaker kit for just £700. To put that price in perspective, the HW-Q800A cost £799 when we reviewed it earlier this year and the SWA-9500S speaker kit typically retails for £250.
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The soundbar itself has dropped in price since our review – you can currently pick it up on Amazon for around £619 – which means you’re effectively getting a pair of wireless rear speakers for just £81, a huge saving on their normal price.
Adding the pair of wireless rear speakers to the HW-Q800A will transform the 3.1.2-channel soundbar and subwoofer into a true 5.1.4 surround-sound setup and help improve what was already a fantastic-sounding home entertainment system.
The HW-Q800A supports both the major object-based surround-sound formats – Dolby Atmos and DTS:X – and sounds stunning for its size.
In his review of the HW-Q800A, Expert Reviews’ Senior Editor, Sasha Muller, said: “Whether it’s music or movies, this is a soundbar that sounds superb and reaches impressively high volumes – and most importantly of all, it also knows how to shake the furniture when movie night comes around.”
But there’s more to the HW-Q800A than supreme sound quality. There’s support for Apple AirPlay 2, smart functionality comes courtesy of built-in Amazon Alexa, and you can also stream audio via a Bluetooth connection should you wish.
On top of those handy features, the Samsung HW-Q800A plays particularly nicely with certain Samsung TVs. Compatible TVs can make use of Samsung’s “SpaceFit” feature, which tailors sound to suit your living space, while Q-Symphony enables the bar to work in tandem with your TV’s speakers.
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If you’re still on the fence, our full HW-Q800A review goes into greater detail about the soundbar’s many strengths. And if you decide that it’s not the soundbar for you, we have plenty of other soundbar content for you to consume. Our best soundbar and best budget soundbar pages will help you find the best bar regardless of the size of your TV or budget, while our list of the best soundbar deals is crammed full of great offers.
You may also want to check out our Black Friday hub for all the best deals and discounts.