Samsung HW-Q90R vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-Q90R
vs
Yamaha YAS-209

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-Q90R vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q90R was rated 7.2, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.6. 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, input, microphone for the YAS-209.

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 YAS-209 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 512 (overall) versus 100 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 Yamaha YAS-209 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q90R versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-209. As in the HW-Q90R, so in the YAS-209 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.

Features

Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are 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. The YAS-209 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The HW-Q90R was rated 7/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Samsung HW-Q90R

  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Yamaha YAS-209
6.6
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

HW-Q90R
YAS-209

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1393
512

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, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.0

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
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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
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
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
2.7/6
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209

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