Samsung HW-Q90R vs Yamaha YSP-5600

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Samsung HW-Q90R review

Comparing Samsung vs Yamaha I can’t go by the fact that the first has 7.1.4 channels while its opponent has 7.1.2. The power is 512W (overall) vs 90W respectively. The soundbar Samsung HW-Q90R does not have an on-board calibration function, unlike some other high-quality systems like Yamaha YSP-5600. For ordinary consumers, this threatens with a “loss of sound" at this price category. 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. This can be done using smooth volume control, here you can control various channels separately. Samsung HW-Q90R

Yamaha YSP-5600 review

Its uniqueness lies in the ability to listen to songs in the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, which gives more volume and realism to any sound track. To organize the sound in the lower range, midrange and woofer speakers are used. The body dimensions are ideally provided in order to form a deep bass that will leave an indescribable feeling from listening to any composition. In 3D Surround mode, you can additionally select CINEMA DSP 3D, and in Surround mode, CINEMA DSP, which are advanced versions of both, provide a wider sound scene. Yamaha YSP-5600

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

Yamaha YSP-5600 pros & cons

Pros

  • The 3D surround technology was impressive even though I have it set up in a non-standard
  • Right out of the box the surround was impressive

Cons

  • After I used the built in system to fine-tune the surround, it was worse
  • It doesn't pass through HDR which is a deal breaker for 4K

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Yamaha YSP-5600
8,2
8
8
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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Yamaha YSP-5600

Yamaha YSP-5600 review

Nov 22, 2019

Yamaha has been releasing soundbars for a long time, actually being a pioneer in this sector of the AV market, and we are entitled to expect that the YSP-5600 embodies all its achievements. The Yamaha...

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

HW-Q90R
YSP-5600

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

762
46

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
input, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
90

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
4/1

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
1/0

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
91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
11.3/25.8
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YSP-5600

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 8,2
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 8,2Yamaha YSP-5600

The Yamaha YSP-5600 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-5600 price