Samsung HW-Q90R vs Sonos Beam

Samsung HW-Q90R
vs
Sonos Beam

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-Q90R vs Sonos Beam comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. HW-Q90R has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 vs 5.6 out of 10 for Beam.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over Sonos Beam

  • 7.1.4 vs 3.0 built-in channels
  • Separate speakers in package
  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify compatible
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • USB port
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Sonos Beam over Samsung HW-Q90R

  • AirPlay 2 compatible

Common strengths

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Both have App control
  • Both have microphones
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Samsung HW-Q90R

Samsung HW-Q90R review

Jan 31, 2020

Samsung's HW-Q90R soundbar is the flagship model of 2019 among similar devices with an additional subwoofer. The uniqueness of this soundbar is that the Samsung HW-Q90R specs contain Dolby Atmos and D...

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Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam review

Nov 22, 2019

Beam is the home theater speaker system in the Sonos universe. Positioned as a compact soundbar, the model not only sounds good, but also bears the proud title of “smart” thanks to the int...

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Sonos Beam

Model

HW-Q90R
Beam

Brand

Samsung
Sonos

Reviews

1319
2155

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
volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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
65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
2.8/6.2
Samsung HW-Q90R
Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-Q90R
Sonos Beam

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 5.6
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 5.6Sonos Beam

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