Samsung HW-Q90R vs Sony HT-Z9F

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Samsung HW-Q90R review

The unit from Samsung has 7.1.4 channels while Sony boasts 3.1. The power is 512W vs 400W. Soundbar Samsung HW-Q90R provides high-quality sound of music, movies and games. High-quality sound distributes waves in all parts of the room: up, down, right and left. Reflecting from the ceiling, they create surround sound. The set includes two rear speakers with the ability to deliver sound up. This allows you to play Dolby Atmos, DTS:X formats and improve sound quality. Connecting to other systems is via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Samsung HW-Q90R

Sony HT-Z9F review

There are control keys on the upper wall of the case, with which you can turn the soundbar on and off, adjust the volume, select the active input and manage network connections. The keys are touch sensitive, therefore they practically do not violate the ascetic design of the soundbar body. A complete set of settings and adjustments is available from the complete remote control, with which you can not only select the active input and control the volume, but also switch soundbar sound profiles and DSP modes, as well as adjust the levels of the subwoofer and optional rear speakers if they are available in the system. Sony HT-Z9F

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

Sony HT-Z9F pros & cons

Pros

  • It targets a specific buyer - those who really appreciate sound but don't want to spend ridiculous money
  • No issues connecting with PS4PRO and being able to still use all my smart TV functions

Cons

  • If you have a smart TV and use its smart features, you still need to maintain two remotes

Votes 2 2
Rating 3 3

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Sony HT-Z9F
6.8
8
7
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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Sony HT-Z9F

Sony HT-Z9F review

Nov 22, 2019

The latest Vertical Surround Engine surround sound technology allows you to enjoy realistic audio in the latest formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, which are used in movie theaters. And all this ...

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Sony HT-Z9F

Model

HW-Q90R
HT-Z9F

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

762
139

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, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
2/0

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
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
100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.1/6.6
Samsung HW-Q90R
Sony HT-Z9F
Samsung HW-Q90R
Sony HT-Z9F

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F

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