Samsung HW-Q90R vs Klipsch R-10B review

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Samsung HW-Q90R
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Klipsch R-10B

Samsung HW-Q90R vs Klipsch R-10B comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q90R has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 5.2 for R-10B. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and input, mute, volume down, volume up, 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 for the Klipsch R-10B. The output power is different and equal to 512 (overall) W for the HW-Q90R versus 250 (overall) W for the R-10B. 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 Klipsch R-10B 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the R-10B supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q90R can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-Q90R supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HW-Q90R received a rating of 7/10 versus 4/10, 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 Klipsch R-10B 2 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over Klipsch R-10B

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

Advantages Klipsch R-10B over Samsung HW-Q90R

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Klipsch R-10B
5.2
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4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Klipsch R-10B

Model

HW-Q90R
R-10B

Brand

Samsung
Klipsch

Reviews

1393
404

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
250 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

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, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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
101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.2/7.1
Samsung HW-Q90R
Klipsch R-10B
Samsung HW-Q90R
Klipsch R-10B

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 5.2
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 5.2Klipsch R-10B

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