Samsung HW-Q90R vs Yamaha YSP-5600 review

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Rating 3.7 3.7
Samsung HW-Q90R
vs
Yamaha YSP-5600

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q90R vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q90R has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 8 for YSP-5600. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and input, 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 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. The output power is different and equal to 512 (overall) W for the HW-Q90R versus 90 W for the YSP-5600. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q90R got our rating of 10 out of 10, and the Yamaha YSP-5600 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the YSP-5600 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to 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 4/1 of the Yamaha YSP-5600. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q90R received a rating of 7/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha YSP-5600.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

HW-Q90R
YSP-5600

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

436
43

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, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
90

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
4/1

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
1

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
91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
11.3/25.8
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q90R
Yamaha YSP-5600

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 8
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600

The Yamaha YSP-5600 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-5600 price