An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q90R vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q90R has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 7.1.4. The output power is identical and equal to 512 (overall) W. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 9 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to 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 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N950. 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.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q90R got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.