Samsung HW-Q90R vs Yamaha YAS-207 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-Q90R
vs
Yamaha YAS-207

Samsung HW-Q90R vs Yamaha YAS-207 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q90R has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 5 for YAS-207. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, 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 2.1 for the Yamaha YAS-207. The output power is different and equal to 512 (overall) W for the HW-Q90R versus 100 W for the YAS-207. 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 Yamaha YAS-207 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support 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. The Samsung HW-Q90R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha YAS-207. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HW-Q90R received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. 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. The YAS-207 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q90R got a rating of 7, and Yamaha YAS-207 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YAS-207

Model

HW-Q90R
YAS-207

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

436
1186

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, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
100

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
1/0

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
92.9 x 5.8 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.3 x 10.6

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
2.7/6.1
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YAS-207

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 5
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 5Yamaha YAS-207

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