Samsung HW-Q90R vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Samsung HW-Q90R
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Samsung HW-Q90R vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-Q90R has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q90R has 7.1.4 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. The output power is different and equal to 512 (overall) W for the HW-Q90R versus 100 W for the HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q90R got our rating of 10 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q90R can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q90R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available for the HW-Q90R. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q90R. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over Sony HT-X9000F

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Samsung HW-Q90R

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
8
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

HW-Q90R
HT-X9000F

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

1393
216

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, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
100

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

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
1/0

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
1

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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
2.5/5
Samsung HW-Q90R
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-Q90R
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

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