I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-Q90R and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 8,4, while the Samsung HW-Q90R has a rating 8.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, volume down, volume up, power for the YSP-5600 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q90R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YSP-5600 has 7.1.2 and HW-Q90R has 7.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 128 (overall) versus 512 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YSP-5600. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YSP-5600 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q90R received 9 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YSP-5600 versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q90R. As in the YSP-5600, so in the HW-Q90R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YSP-5600 at 9 out of 10, while the HW-Q90R was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The YSP-5600 was rated 8/10, while the HW-Q90R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.