Samsung HW-Q90R vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Samsung HW-Q90R
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Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q90R vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q90R has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: power, volume down, volume up, source.

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 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. The output power is different and equal to 512 (overall) W for the HW-Q90R versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. 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 Samsung HW-Q60R 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q90R.

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 1/1 of the Samsung HW-Q60R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q90R received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. 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

Only the HW-Q90R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q90R. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q90R got a rating of 7, and Samsung HW-Q60R 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
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4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

HW-Q90R
HW-Q60R

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

1393
1393

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, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
360 (overall)

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)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/1

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
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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.5/7.9
Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-Q60R
Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 4.4
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

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