Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q90R

Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-Q90R

Sonos Playbar review

Due to the unique design of the Playbar, the panel looks flat, both on a horizontal surface and on the wall. This is a tricky trick that allows the Playbar to maintain a slim profile in any configuration, while other soundbars are usually either too high on the surface or too protruding when mounted on the wall. An internal sensor detects the position of the panel and automatically adjusts its performance (less wall-mounted bass is required for wall mounting). There is even a second remote control sensor on the panel, the placement of which is optimized for a wall-mounted use case. Its output power is 200W. There are 3.0 built-in channels. Sonos Playbar

Samsung HW-Q90R review

Soundbar Samsung HW-Q90R does not have a calibration function “on board”. Moreover, the soundbar supports Atmos in the 7.1.4 sound scheme. It requires a separate setup. The plus is that Samsung provides the necessary settings so that you can manually optimize the sound system. An elegant narrow remote control is supplied with the soundbar. It is beautiful, well thought out and lies comfortably in hand. The soundbar display is minimalistic. Only when you press the button on the remote control can you see where the HW-Q90R display is. The model has the power of 512W and 7.1.4 built-in channels. Samsung HW-Q90R

Sonos Playbar pros & cons

Pros

  • It sounds like true 5.1 system, but adding two more speakers can't hurt
  • I had no problem setting up the Playbar to the Alexa/echo system
  • Good sound quality in various usage scenarios

Cons

  • The Playbar only has optical audio in, so it gets complicated when you have more than one device that you want to use with this speaker

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

Votes 7 7
Rating 4.1 4.1

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Playbar
4.7
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
2
8
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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Samsung HW-Q90R

Model

Playbar
HW-Q90R

Brand

Sonos
Samsung

Reviews

1510
825

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
2/1

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

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

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
8.7/19.4
Sonos Playbar
Samsung HW-Q90R
Sonos Playbar
Samsung HW-Q90R

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.7
  • 7.2
  • 4.7Sonos Playbar
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R

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