Samsung HW-Q90R vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q90R vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
8.2
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
10
4

Samsung HW-Q90R vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Samsung HW-Q90R
vs
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q90R vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison. The Samsung HW-Q90R was rated 8.2, while the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M has a rating 4.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q90R and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3621n-F8M.

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 SB3621n-F8M has 2.1. 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 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q90R for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q90R equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q90R may 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. The HW-Q90R was rated 10/10, while the SB3621n-F8M received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

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

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Model

HW-Q90R
SB3621n-F8M

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

1662
659

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

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
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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
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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
has not

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
91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
2.9/4.4

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Samsung HW-Q90R
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Samsung HW-Q90R
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 4.6
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M