Samsung HW-Q90R vs Samsung HW-N950

Samsung HW-Q90R vs Samsung HW-N950

Samsung HW-Q90R review

The unit can boast the presence of 7.1.2 channels and 512W (overall) output power. The system uses the virtualization method to get closer to surround sound, but the result is not very impressive. Thus, if we consider the Dolby Atmos HW-Q90R soundbar in this direction, it can be argued that individual speakers per channel allow you to correctly “display” the surround sound field. On the front panel there are six woofers and three tweeters, large speakers are located on both sides, plus two more of the previously mentioned speakers in the upper part. Wireless rear speakers in terms of sound have some advantages. Samsung HW-Q90R

Samsung HW-N950 review

It is distributed with support for DTS:X and Dolby Atmos formats. On top of this this model has the power of 512W and 7.1.4 built-in channels. The HW-N950 soundbar is slightly larger than its predecessor, and just as simple in design, with side drivers on the end caps and a new centrally located control panel. And these are the only changes visually noticeable. To install the soundbar requires a sufficiently wide pedestal, but you can also mount it on the wall. Wireless speakers and a subwoofer are automatically connected to the soundbar, but you just need to follow the order specified in the manual (first a subwoofer, then satellites, then a soundbar). Samsung HW-N950

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

Samsung HW-N950 pros & cons

Pros

  • Setup was easy and I didn’t run into issues syncing the rear surround speakers to the soundbar
  • Dialogue/speech are crystal clear

Cons

  • I wish some type of demo mode or sound setup was included to highlight the features

Votes 12 12
Rating 3.7 3.7

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Samsung HW-N950
8.4
8
10
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-N950

Model

HW-Q90R
HW-N950

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

825
93

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, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
512 (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
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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
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
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
8.8/19.4
Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-N950
Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 7.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 8.4Samsung HW-N950

The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price