Samsung HW-Q90R vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

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Rating 3.4 3.4
Samsung HW-Q90R
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q90R vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. The Samsung HW-Q90R was rated 7.2, while the Yamaha YSP-2700 has a rating 7.6. 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, mute, connect for the YSP-2700.

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 YSP-2700 has 7.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 512 (overall) versus 107 (overall) 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 YSP-2700 received 9 out of 10. 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 3/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YSP-2700. As in the HW-Q90R, so in the YSP-2700 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q90R at 7 out of 10, while the YSP-2700 was rated 9/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 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. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HW-Q90R was rated 7/10, while the YSP-2700 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over Samsung HW-Q90R

  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

HW-Q90R
YSP-2700

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1393
27

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, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
107 (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, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
3/1

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

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
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.9/8.7
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price