Samsung HW-Q90R vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Samsung HW-Q90R
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q90R vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Samsung HW-Q90R was rated 7.2, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q90R and power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.

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 MagniFi One has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 512 (overall) versus 240 (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. Rate 10 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q90R for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HW-Q90R can play audio 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. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q90R at 7 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q90R provides a device control 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 MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over Polk Audio MagniFi One

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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
8
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

HW-Q90R
MagniFi One

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

Reviews

1393
207

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, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
240 (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
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

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
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
Samsung HW-Q90R
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Samsung HW-Q90R
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 4.7
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

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