Samsung HW-Q90R vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA review

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Samsung HW-Q90R
vs
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

The Samsung HW-Q90R vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-Q90R was rated 7.2, while the Samsung HW-M360/ZA has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q90R and volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q90R has 7.1.4 and HW-M360/ZA has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 512 (overall) versus 100 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 10 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q90R for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-M360/ZA received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-M360/ZA. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q90R. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q90R. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q90R at 7 out of 10, while the HW-M360/ZA was rated 5/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q90R equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q90R. The HW-Q90R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HW-Q90R was rated 7/10, while the HW-M360/ZA received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Samsung HW-Q90R

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
8
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Model

HW-Q90R
HW-M360/ZA

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

1393
870

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
volume down, volume up, power, input

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
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
0/0

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

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
88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
1.4/3.3
Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 5.6
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA

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