Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-Q90R review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-Q90R comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Samsung HW-Q90R
8.2
10
10

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-Q90R review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Samsung HW-Q90R

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-Q90R and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Samsung HW-Q90R has a rating 8.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q950T and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q90R.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 and HW-Q90R has 7.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (overall) versus 512 (overall) 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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 9 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the HW-Q90R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q950T at 8 out of 10, while the HW-Q90R was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the HW-Q90R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Samsung HW-Q90R

  • Amazon Music compatible
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-Q90R

Model

HW-Q950T
HW-Q90R

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

28
1662

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
2/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
8.7/19.4

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-Q90R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q90R