Samsung HW-Q90R vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Samsung HW-Q90R
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VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Samsung HW-Q90R vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-Q90R has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

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 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. 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 VIZIO SB46514-F6 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q90R.

Connectivity

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 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-F6. 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 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q90R. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

HW-Q90R
SB46514-F6

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

945
141

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, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

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, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

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
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant

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
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.2/7.2
Samsung HW-Q90R
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Samsung HW-Q90R
VIZIO SB46514-F6

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  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price