Samsung HW-Q90R vs JBL Bar 5.1

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Samsung HW-Q90R review

Samsung has 7.1.4 channels while JBL boasts 5.1. The output power is almost equal - 512W vs 510W. The soundbar will create the atmosphere of a real cinema in your room with a sound of cinematic quality. You get the impression that the sound in 7.1.4 channel format envelops you from all sides. This is ensured by speakers emitting sound up and to the side (left / right) .With support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X multi-channel audio formats, the sound accompaniment of the action on the screen will make an unforgettable impression on you. The speakers located at each end of the soundbar contribute to the formation of the surrounding sound field. Sound on the right, left, front and back, i.e. from all sides. Samsung HW-Q90R

JBL Bar 5.1 review

The soundbar is equipped with two removable wireless surround speakers for 10 hours of battery life, a 10-inch wireless subwoofer, and three HDMI inputs for connecting to 4K and Bluetooth devices. You can watch your favorite movies, listen to your favorite music and play video games with even more amazing Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS sound. The soundbar supports JBL SoundShift technology, so you can instantly switch between the sound of the TV and mobile phone or tablet. With the TV remote control, you can fully control the soundbar. JBL Bar 5.1

Samsung HW-Q90R pros & cons

Pros

  • Separate rear speakers, speakers up
  • Thanks to tuning from the Harman Kardon HW-Q90R even sounds good with music

Cons

  • The optimal placement of the rear speakers requires selection
  • Limited audio streaming capabilities

JBL Bar 5.1 pros & cons

Pros

  • Not only does it sound great, but it's just so awesome to show off
  • You'll only need the JBL remote when you want to configure the settings

Cons

  • I got scared when reading about people claiming the mids were non-existent

Votes 43 43
Rating 4.3 4.3

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
JBL Bar 5.1
7
8
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
JBL Bar 5.1

Model

HW-Q90R
Bar 5.1

Brand

Samsung
JBL

Reviews

1319
1518

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
510 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
3/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.9/8.6
Samsung HW-Q90R
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-Q90R
JBL Bar 5.1

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 7JBL Bar 5.1

The Samsung HW-Q90R is better soundbar in this comparison - check Samsung HW-Q90R price.