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3.4 | 35 Reviews

HW-Q90R Samsung Harman Kardon 7.1.4ch Soundbar with Dolby Atmos

Samsung HWQ90R

Features

  • With Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X sounds move independently around you from all directions, even above, just like in real life.
  • Become immersed in true 7.1.4 channel sound from 17 speakers, including 4 that fire upward and 2 that fire from the side.

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  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Immersive sound. Perfect for QLED. Take home the ultimate Dolby Atmos and DTS:X experience. The Soundbar Q90R transports you into every beautiful picture with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies. Get swept up in the exhilaration of multidimensional cinematic audio, masterfully delivered above, behind and all around you from 17 built-in speakers. It's entertainment that rivals even the very best movie-theater experience.

A different dimension in home theater If anything can match the incomparable picture quality of your QLED TV, it's the cinematic experience of Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X technologies. Like in real life, individual sounds move independent of each other, so the sounds of people, places and music wash over you from all directions. You not only hear the scene, you feel as if you are a part of it.

Feel sound around you. And above you. Make the very most of every scene with sound that envelops you from 17 speakers. Up-firing speakers project audio above you while side-firing speakers send sound around you for a more spacious soundstage.

Experience true surround sound Upward firing rear speakers add another element of surround sound to your movies, making every moment more cinematic.

Optimized sound, so you can hear it all The HW-Q90R soundbar automatically delivers optimized sound based on each scene and even lets you hear voices clearly on low volumes.

The sound of victory Claim more glorious victories with rich sound that transports you to the center of the action. Your soundbar detects when you're gaming and automatically optimizes the sound in real time.

Made for each other The HW-Q90R Soundbar is optimized to work seamlessly with Samsung QLED TVs. Enjoy Plug-and-Play connectivity via wired or wireless connections, control both TV and soundbar with the Samsung OneRemote and fine-tune your sound right from the TV menu.

Sound completed by audio masters By combining Samsung's innovative mastery in home entertainment solutions with 65 years of Harman Kardon's audio technical expertise, the two brands continue to push boundaries to bring state-of-the-art sound to the home entertainment experience.

Music comes alive with your voice Can't recall the title" Enjoy your Soundbar hands-free using Alexa voice control. Ask Alexa to play something by simply saying the title or a few lines of the song's lyrics.

Listen smarter with SmartThings SmartThings lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home. Take connected living to the next level.

A seamless 4K experience With 4K pass-through built in, connecting 4K video sources like your game console is easy. It even works with HDR 10 sources, allowing you to enjoy audio with pristine quality matching that of your video.

Wireless music streaming The HW-Q90R Soundbar includes Bluetooth for easy wireless connections to other devices. Enjoy music from your mobile, no strings attached.

Soundbar Q90R The HW-Q90R is optimized to work seamlessly with your QLED and deliver a superior entertainment experience.

Features

  • With Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X sounds move independently around you from all directions, even above, just like in real life.
  • Become immersed in true 7.1.4 channel sound from 17 speakers, including 4 that fire upward and 2 that fire from the side.
General
Number of Channels 7.1.4 Ch
Total Power (W) 512W
Frequency Response (amp) 34Hz~17kHz
Packing Type One Packing
Features
Smart Sound Mode Yes
Wide Range Tweeter Yes
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Yes
Wireless Rear Speakers Yes (Included)
Samsung Audio Remote App Yes
Audio Processing
Dolby Digital Dolby 5.1ch / Dolby DD+
DTS-X Yes
DTS Digital Surround DTS 5.1ch
Audio Features
Surround Mode Surround Sound Expansion
Game Mode Yes
UHQ 32bit Audio Yes
Adaptive Sound Mode Yes
Video Features
4K (60Hz) Video Pass Yes
HDR Yes
Speakers
Number of Speakers 17
Center Yes
Subwoofer 8" Driver
Subwoofer Type Wireless
Speaker Up-firing (4), Side-firing (2)
AV Decoding Format
WAV Yes
MP3 Yes
OGG Yes
FLAC Yes
AAC Yes
ALAC Yes
AIFF Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth ® Yes
HDMI Inputs 2
HDMI Out 1
Optical Inputs 1
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth ® Power On Yes
Battery
Battery Yes
Power Consumption
Stand-by Power Consumption (Main) 4.5(Wi-fi/BT off 0.45w)
Stand-by Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 0.45w
Operating Power Consumption (Main) 35W
Operating Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 28W
Free Voltage Yes
Dimensions & Weight
Product Dimensions (W x H x D) 48.26" x 3.26" x 5.35"
Product Weight (lb.) 19.4
Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D) 50.86" x 23.85" x 10.31"
Shipping Weight (lb.) 58.86
Spk (sub woofer) Net Dimension (W x H x D) 8.07" x 15.86" x 15.86"
Spk (sub woofer) Net Weight 21.60
Accessory
Remote Control Yes
Wall Mount Kit Yes
Battery Yes
HDMI Cable Yes
ENERGY STAR® Certified
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
Key Features
Dolby Atmos Yes
Q Series Yes
Straight Soundbar Design Yes

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3.4 out of 5

54% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Dont even consider buying this - No support

Jimbo 11/4/2019

Have just bought this soundbar - it is impossible to get subwoofer and surround speakers to connect to soundbar. Seems to be a massive problem experienced by many other users. We have spent hours following instructions on the Samsung site and other webites on how to resolve this, but to no avail. The support line were not interested in helping us - So basically we have bought a very expensive item that does not work. Surely you would expect a brand new product in the price range to work!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

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2 Stars

Zero sound from rear speakers or subwoofer....

Frustrated 11/4/2019

I ordered the 7.1.4 system, really looking forward to finally having surround in my living room. I'm still looking forward to it, because even with all components sync'd and all showing the latest firmware, I still get ZERO sound from the subwoofer or the rear surrounds. Chatting with Samsung Tech Support has been totally useless. They apparently have an ultra-simple call deck that has no more info than the super useless manual. I want a detailed, technically oriented manual, not a quick-start guide written for a fourth-grader masquerading as a manual. How about addressing the underlying issues for "yes, my components are sync'd but i'm still getting zero sound from any satellites", instead of assuming that everything simply works once synched?
Originally posted on Samsung.com

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5 Stars

Fantastic sound

TBrock60 10/28/2019

Had this for a few weeks now. Updated it while setting it up and have had zero issues. We've had a couple of power outages and it has reconnected seamlessly.
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5 Stars

I would recommend this product !!!

Chan 10/21/2019

Hi guy , I just bought it for two days , I am very sure that my LG C9 OLED HDMI port earc can be connected to the Q90R Soundbar to output Dolby Atmos correctly by Netflix. , If the Q90R is able to use the SWA-W700/ZA Subwoofer, it will be even more perfect. !!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

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2 Stars

Too many bugs! Research a lot before buying

BTDissapointed 10/7/2019

Just to make this quick, when switching between hdmi, it tends to not recognize what's plugged into the hdmi ports. Unplug and plug back in, it magically works again. No thank you. Also, I have a small living room but the rear speakers and sub continuously disconnect and reconnect throughout a movie, using either surround or Dolby. I am frustrated and would return this if it wasn't past the 15 day allowance. Going back to my other system. When this works, it's fantastic. All updates were installed as well. Thank you.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

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5 Stars

The best soundbar on the market!

Namdnas 10/1/2019

I'm going to start my review off a little differently than I do most. If you are looking at or even considering this soundbar for purchase...GET IT. There. Now, let me explain why... The soundbar market is ever-expanding and slowly getting better in quality. You have those that prefer a full home theater system and they will argue that even a lower quality home theater system (5.1) would be better than even an Atmos soundbar, because the Atmos is usually very "gimmicky". Then you have others who prefer the soundbar due to various reasons, such as aesthetics and space limitations. I fall into the soundbar crowd. So, why should someone who prefers soundbars suffer from "lesser quality" than those who prefer a full home theater system? Well...we no longer have to...and for not much more than a higher quality home theater system would cost! Enter the Samsung Q90R, Samsung's flagship model for 2019. Under this model, you also have the Q80R (the same system as the Q90, just minus the rear Atmos speakers) and their smaller sibling, the Q70R. There's also a Q60R as well, I believe. These were made in partnership with Harman/Kardon and woah, it shows. These soundbars are designed to go with their respective Q-series Samsung TV's, even down to the size, to match. If you already have one of these TV's, even better. If not, they still work great solo - just minus a few "quality of life" features that basically builds the soundbar into the TV (feature-wise). It's definitely not a deal-breaker, however. I personally feel that this series of soundbars is the first to make them a viable centerpiece for your Home Theater setup. This is the Q90R. Let's get to it! Let's take a look at the packaging first - this is usually where our first impressions come from. No standard L-shaped "Tetris" soundbar box here. Nope. This is a full-fledged packaging. This can be a bit awkward (and heavy) to move around and/or carry, so, you MAY need help. Inside, everything is packaged great. Upon opening the box, the first thing I see is a bag with an included USB thumb drive that includes the (still current, as of this review) 1008.0 firmware. I believe they included this because some people were having issues with updating the firmware from the factory version. This 1008.0 version also fixes an issue where the rear speakers would pop/crackle and wireless connection problems. Up top, the first thing you get to is the soundbar itself. Weighing in at nearly 20 lb. alone, this thing is a behemoth! It's color and full metal body/grill are a sight to behold. Getting this out of the box, below you will find the subwoofer, two rear surround speakers and a box with all of your accessories (power cables, remote, HDMI cable, etc - everything you will need for hookup), all well packaged. As far as general impressions go, I'm going to be gushing over pretty much everything for this review. Let me say - this DOES NOT HAPPEN OFTEN. I am prone to finding issues with things and also being super picky in various aspects when I am setting up and using something. While there are some minor flaws here and there (I mean, nothing is perfect!), I literally cannot find a single thing to dock a star for. The quality of this soundbar is exceptional. Of all the soundbars I've ever owned in the past, or even seen on store shelves, this one is king. The only thing I can think of to advise here is - make sure you have the space for this! Unboxing it is an "OMG" experience and I immediately began wondering how I'm going to make it fit. I didn't. I had to buy a whole new entertainment center to accommodate this beast. And I'm glad I did. Even in the new entertainment center, I had it on the shelf just below the TV and found that the upper shelf was blocking the upward-firing Atmos speakers. So, I had to get a riser stand for the TV just so I could move this soundbar up top with the TV. Without the riser stand, it would have blocked some of the bottom of my LG C8's screen. Ok, setup! You are going to want to spend some time setting this up properly. By "properly", I mean updating the firmware (which takes about 30 minutes) and getting the rears on wall mounts or some form of speaker stands. I will warn you that the rears weigh about 4.5 lb. each and may be incompatible with some speaker stands. The stands I got would not hold them properly and they were sagging. So, I got a pair of stands (Monoprice) where I could just sit the speakers on them and they worked perfectly and look good, to boot! For the firmware update, the maintenance USB port is underneath the soundbar (really, my biggest complaint...). I had to prop the bar on it's backside and pray that it didn't fall over on me while I had the USB stick in, doing the update. The instructions that came with the thumb drive are VERY specific. There are multiple steps and you MUST follow them exactly. I think the reason why a lot of people still have issues with the rear speakers after the update is because they didn't do the last step, which is updating the subwoofer and rear speakers after the initial update to the soundbar. I did the update specifically as outlined and it took about 30 minutes total and have had ZERO connection issues. On the rear, you have one HDMI input, two HDMI outputs and an optical input. There is NO ethernet network cable port on this. I used the optical input for my PC sound and it works fantastic! I use it primarily for gaming on my PS4 PRO and also watch Netflix/Hulu, etc via my TV apps. Everything works great together. I also wanted to say that I've read and heard about issues from others with Samsung soundbars and LG TV's not playing well together. Well, I guess that issue is fixed with this soundbar as well, as I've not had any problems. CEC works great and everything shuts down and powers on automatically, depending on what I'm using. The HDMI ports on the Q90R are 2.0. Nope, no 2.1 here. Which, given the price of this, made me a little sad...and the fact of knowing that next years model will likely have 2.1 ports. But regardless, it's still pretty future-proof because of the e-ARC support. If you also have an e-ARC supported TV (likely via a firmware update, if one was available...I know the LG C8 TV's and previous models did not get an e-ARC update...) that you can plug the device into another HDMI port of your TV and it would basically act as if it were plugged straight into the soundbar. You can get full, uncompressed audio, including Dolby Atmos, via ARC. I did want to also comment on the wireless bass speaker. Not only is it MUCH bigger than I expected, but it's side-firing. Also, if you own cats (or other shedding animals, lol) - be super careful. The side of the bass has a huge, round fabric mesh on it which can easily be clawed and destroyed (and collect lint, dust and fur equally as well). Just be mindful of that. I did also quickly want to go over the Samsung SmartThings app. Honestly, this gave me the biggest impression of all, as I didn't have very high expectations. I was worried that it would be useless, not very functional or just gimmicky. Seeing it had great reviews in the iOS app store, I immediately thought...well, it must not be that bad! It's great, actually. Download the app, create or sign into your Samsung account and get started. You can create a "room" in the app that each of your Samsung devices are located and even move the devices in-between rooms. You can also fully control the soundbar via the app! This includes input, levels for bass, center, left, right, etc. Oh and the main reason you want this app is for the firmware updates. Given that I've already updated via the USB and there's not been a new firmware released since this one, back in July, there's no updates currently available. But it's nice to know I can do my future updates via this app. Finally, lets go over sound quality. Let me preface this by saying I do have a hearing disorder (mostly in my right ear), but both ears have certain tone frequencies that I can and cannot hear easily. I want to say, this Q90R soundbar has the best sound that I've ever heard from either a soundbar or a dedicated Home Theater System. Cranking up Fortnite on my PS4, which was PLENTY loud for me, even at 20% volume (it goes to 100%...), I was able to hear sounds and effects that I've literally never heard before. EVER. Mind blown. Even my wife was seriously impressed and she's not easily impressed by electronics and gadgets. I also tested the new Borderlands 3 and Remnant games and both were equally impressive! I moved to Netflix, via my LG C8 TV app and tried out Love, Death and Robots (which also has a great Atmos track)...it almost blew me out of the room. I'm used to the volume of this show being super low on other soundbars I've played it on. Not now! ***Because of this soundbar, I can hear things so much better and so much clearer and for that, Samsung, I thank you. Thank you for providing me with something that will allow me to experience and enjoy fuller and more sound in my games and movies that I otherwise would have never experienced. I've never been this far immersed in sound in my life.*** In conclusion, I absolutely LOVE this soundbar and hope that it lasts me many, many years, until I'm finally ready to move over to HDMI 2.1. This gets 5-stars all the way. The price and sound quality alone kills any other soundbar out there and even some standard 5.1 home theater systems. I seriously can't recommend this (or again, any soundbar in the Q-series) enough. Buy it.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Incredible Soundbar

Gautam 9/27/2019

Moving to minimalistic setup from a full blown definitive & marantz 5.1 setup, i was not sure if soundbar would really impress me. Tested the flagship models from Sony and Naka but it was this that sounded the best. The firmware update is a hassle but so worth it. Please remember to power cycle the device after you upgrade. Highly recommended.
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5 Stars

This thing really fills a room with quality sound!

Scipio Magnus 9/5/2019

I want to start with a note my system came with an USB stick in the box that had update on it, so I never experienced the loss of pairing issue others have. The sound bar absolutely blow all the previous sound bars i have ever had away. Clear, crisp, positional sound is achieved with little effort from me. once i had it connected and went through some setting changes on my XBOX One X I was watching movies in Dolby Atmos and I was blown away.
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5 Stars

HOLY GOD WOW

DANIEL K 8/22/2019

Dear Samsung, just traded in my Q80 that did not have rear speakers for the Q90 which has 2 Super large rear speakers and they only need one cord to plug into an outlet. There is NO EXTRA REAR BOX like the old models have which is really nice to have just the REAR SPEAKERS ONLY. Less CLUTTER. I am impressed this rear speakers are seriously large and heavy very great quality workmanship. Samsung really went the extra mile on the rear speakers. Now I am watching my first Dolby Atmos movie so I may have to update my review until I hear the complete 7.1.4 movie called BABY DRIVER.& MAN OF STEEL which have DOLBY VISION & Dolby Atmos. So far the quality of the Q90 is at the top level. Very impressed over Q90 vs. my last $1299.99 Sound Bar Curved 65" 9.2 system. Samsung has learned how to correct their mistakes from past and create new exciting Sound bars. I will let everyone know my honest true thoughts on this 7.1.4 after my MOVIES. I have had the Q80 and the Dolby Atmos was seriously hitting off the ceiling and the walls the Q80 has no rear speakers. But I wanted the REAR SPEAKERS so I took back the Q80 and got the Q90. I suggest everyone if you want those REAR SPEAKERS that fire out and up wards you better splurge for the Q90. IT's the only SOUND BAR in the Q series that comes with the rear speakers. And the SUB WOOFER that Samsung offers DOES NOT WORK WITH ANY Q SERIES SOUND BARS. Already wasted a trip to the store and had to return that heavy large sub woofer that Samsung sells for $499.00. I am happy with HARMON/KARDON they really do a great job. I only wish they would have made a SUB WOOFER for this as an upgrade for those who really love the true sound of BASS that is just enough not to over powering. maybe they will come out with on in the future. SO FAR SO GOOD I will upload pics and a VIDEO to show what I am saying I am hearing. Hopefully within a few days. Thanks Samsung. Great Job on Q SERIES.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

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1 Stars

Too many issues

Audioent 8/22/2019

We took delivery of the Samsung q90r soundbar roughly 2 months ago. Set up was a brease and it worked right out the box. Rear speakers and subwoofer connected. The following day after it was powered off for one night the rear speakers and subwoofer would not connect. Did some research and found there was new firmware. Update the unit via WiFi and it worked! Amazing finally great sound just what I had envisioned. Wrong!!!!!! It only worked for 2-3 days after that watching content from Netflix via my Vizio p series the rear speakers and not to say the subwoofer sounded off. The subwoofer sounds like there's a muffle sounds as if the subwoofer speaker is broken. The rear speakers crackle. Connectivity keeps cutting out . Sounds as if there's too many static. Did the whole set up again unplugged everything for 5 min plug everything back in order as in the manual . Same thing too many bugs for the price of this unit. Not worth it. Unless you want to keep unplugging everything and plugging stuff back every day.
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1 Stars

All that money for what????

T0N3Henge 8/20/2019

I am on my second Q90R setup. Both sound bars worked great 1 time. Fantastic experience when it works. I really felt tense for the people in the movie like the explosions were sending debris passed me. And Then, I was only able to keep the sub working until you turned it off. Then you have to re-pair the sub and rears when you turned it back on. I tried updating both each of sound bars I bought as recommended by Samsung support. I think they rushed this product out before they got the bugs out. I'm afraid that same thing is going to happen to my Q900 TV whenever 8k content comes to the world. So I'm thinking I'm returning that now as well. Thanks Samsung! WAY TOO MUCH MONEY FOR THE ISSUES.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

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3 Stars

Q90R Sub and Woofer Disconnect

Dave L 8/18/2019

Got the Q90r last month. Till now i have lost counts on ID resetting the sub and woofer. Even Wifi connection got disconnected so many times that i have to re-add the device back on my phone almost weekly. i am currently using thes latest 1008 framework and confirmed that the lost connection problem still persist.
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5 Stars

Anyone who doesn't rate this a 4+ is crazy!

rintpa 8/17/2019

Ok so any of the issues that caused anyone to leave a less than positive review of this soundbar have been cleared up with the latest firmware update (my firmware update came in the box!) Any other issues were clearly user error. It works correctly EVERYTIME but does require proper set up INCLUDING the order you literally plug the units in to the outlets. As for latency...None here with any source. Shop around because prices are all over the board.
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5 Stars

Fantastic Soundbar, Immersive & encompassing Sound

Godzilla1954 8/17/2019

I recently purchased this soundbar last month as I had been looking to upgrade my old 2.1 channel soundbar & get a new soundbar that supported Dolby Atmos & DTS-X. My current set up was a 2018 Samsung Q9-FN which is the best television that I have owned, & I have been nothing but happy with Samsung in the past so I preferred to stick with what would most likely be compatible with a Samsung TV. I had been doing my research on soundbars & was aware about some people saying that the HW-Q90R had some issues with connectivity with the rear speakers. I personally have had no issues with the soundbar. The set up was very simple & there was no issues. I was even able to update the soundbar with the latest firmware with the Samsung Smart Things app. I did some tests with the soundbar using my UBD-M9500, I tested out Godzilla 2014, the sound was amazing I felt so immersed into the action when Godzilla was battling the M.U.T.O.'s the whole room would shake & it was showing the the Sound output was in DTS-X. The other film tested was John Wick 4K, again audio was so excellent, the soundbar handled Dolby Atmos like a champ, I felt like I was in the club when John is chasing the guy that killed his dog, I look foward to re-experiencing Godzilla King of The Monsters in 4K the audio is going to be a spectacle. For my connections I have the Soundbar connected to the TV via HDMI ARC, with a PS4 Pro & a Samsung UBD-M9500 4K player running into the soundbar. I would recommend this sound bar to anyone who is looking to get a great home theater experience with a clean simple look, & get the most out of their Blu-rays & Games, while not having to get a receiver & multiple separate speakers. Overall: - Amazing Sound - Handles DTS-X & Dolby Atmos content like a champion - Content heard clearly with low volume in Adaptive Sound - Game Mode Sound was Great God of War (2018) never sounded more immersive & the combat shotgun in DOOM (2016) was extremely satisfying to hear. - Settings are simple & very accessible
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3 Stars

Sounds great when it works

SRH GS 8/10/2019

I bought this system to go with my Q90R65" QLED TV, Thinking they would be a perfect match, I was wrong. The sound is great even playing music on it. My problem is is when you put the tv on dolby digital for the best sound through your bar it doesn't match the lips on the tv, it's delayed. I have all my syncs to 0, the furthest they will go down and they're still off. I call Samsung and they have no clue. They keep saying the sync goes into the negative numbers and it doesn't it goes to 0 and that's it. I've done hard resets and soft resets and nothing. Went and bought a $100 HDMI cable to replace the Samsung cable that came with it, still the same. As much money as you pay for this set up you should have no problems! Yes, I did download the new firmware as soon as I got it. I have owned Samsung products for years and been very happy with them. Now I don't know what to do when you can't use the product the way it was made to be used. Samsung needs to get people who know what they are talking about in the customer center and if it can't be resolved I will return it!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

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1 Stars

Terrible waste of money, Only sounds good Once!

Quadri tech 8/4/2019

This is an amazing sounding theater system. A fabulous system the first time the speakers all connect, which happens only once. After the initial time everything is plugged in and turned on, the rear speakers and subwoofer will have to be re-paired each time you want to use the rears and sub. Even then after re-pairing most of the time the sub doesn't work. I have contacted Samsung customer service (terrible BTW), they walked me through updating firmware and reconnecting. Nothing Helps, ultimately wasting more time before returning a disappointing product.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

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5 Stars

Overall, a great purchase

TheBradness 8/4/2019

I've been watching this soundbar for a few months, and the reviews started to dissuade me from purchasing it. The connection issues, the timeout issues... it seemed to be a lot to risk. After the latest software upgrade, I decided to purchase it knowing that I could return it if I wasn't satisfied. Paired it with a new Q60 65" TV and set them both up. I love it. Sound is phenomenal through Amazon Fire and my Xbox One. I'm using the Xbox as my DVD player, as it supports Atmos, and the soundbar works great with it. No cutting in and out. No timeout issues. Connected on the first try. Either everyone else got a bad batch and I lucked out, or Samsung fixed their shortcomings. It is expensive, yes. But if you were going to purchase a 7.1.4 system for your home using separate components, you wouldn't be able to get anywhere near the price of this soundbar. For someone who isn't a total audiophile and doesn't want to fish cables through walls and find the space to mount a myriad of speakers, this is the correct solutions.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing Sound, No connection issues.

cowboys2525 8/1/2019

Don't believe the negative reviews, This soundbar is pretty sweet. I originally had the Q80r soundbar, but felt like I needed the rear speakers. I was really hesitant because of all the negative reviews on the connections issues. Samsung must have fixed that with the firmware updates. I have only 1 minor issue with the soundbar, but I had the same issue with the Q80r soundbar. So my connection is the Q80r tv with the HW-Q90r soundbar through arc connections, I have my apple tv4k connected to the soundbar(HDMI1) as well as a PS4 Pro directly into my TV in the (HDMI 1) connection. I did the PS4 Pro right into the TV to avoid any input lag. So having done that, I expected that I could just use the Samsung TV remote to turn on and off the TV and soundbar and all connected devices, doesnt quite work that way. Also it doesn't work to change my inputs/sources from the apple TV to the Ps4 Pro. So the minor thing I do, is simply use the soundbar remote to change my input sources. As long as you understand a little tech, not a big issue. I could see this being an issue for my wife though. Maybe samsung will firmware update this issue. all around though GREAT SOUNDBAR! No connection issues at all. only a -1 star for this feature issue of the source change.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

The worst tech support

Eric MC 7/25/2019

Finding someone at Samsung who understands their own QLED and HW-Q90r interface is impossible. When it works, it sounds great but I have issues with HDMI 1 port working properly with no help from Samsung, Their tech's books don't differentiate between source select on the TV and the HE-Q90 itself.
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1 Stars

Will not stay connected!!!!!

Nickolas9014 7/21/2019

The product will not keep the connection to the sub or the rear speakers. The sound is amazing but it will not stay connected. I have updated the system with the newest firmware update so that is not the issue. Is this a software or a hardware issue??!!
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1 Stars

The sub loses connection!!!!!

Nickp90 7/20/2019

I downloaded the newest firmware and I am still losing connection to the sub and back speakers. Is this a hardware or software issue? Help please!
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4 Stars

Which Version Of Bluetooth? 2.1 / 4.0 or higher?

Minh Le 7/9/2019

hi, Samsung, Which Version Of Bluetooth? 2.1 / 4.0 or higher? i dont see in the spec?
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Atmos Experience for a reasonable price.

Mike360 7/9/2019

Amazing Soundbar, some setup required. I purchased this Soundbar last week as a home theatre for the master bedroom. I was extremely impressed, the setup process went extremely smooth. The first sample of 3D audio I put on it was Man of Steel, the scene where Superman first attempts to fly. It gave a very good sensation of 3D, the sounds were precise and the soundstage was full, it was a true cinematic experience. This is my secondary system as my living room is a high quality discrete channel ELAC Debut 5.1.2 setup. I have to question which system performs better. I know the HW-Q90R is receiving two heavy advantages. First the Soundbar is a 7.1.4, the two additional surround and two additional height channels undoubtedly help fill the room. Second is the principal of listening to the room. My bedroom in an ideal closed rectangle; where my living room is semi open concept, and does not lend itself to an ideal audio environment. Regardless this is extremely impressive that the Samsung can duel so well with, what on paper, is a far superior system. Unfortunately it isn't all good news, I ran into some difficulties with the HW-Q90R as well. I tried to set it up with SmartThings but it did not want to connect using my phone. It was not important to me to have the Soundbar networked over wifi so I gave up to continue with my day. A few hours after my initial setup I noticed that the wireless surrounds and subwoofer wound not wake after inactivity. I was able to force them to wake by unplugging them and plugging them back in, but this would have been extremely annoying if it could not be addressed. I looked up the system on Samsung's website and seen this was a common problem in reviews for the unit. I seen Samsung was attempting to direct people to update their firmware. I decided to try to do so by USB but their support page, while claiming support for all OS, was incompatible with MacOS. Luckily I was able to make the bar connect to wifi over SmartThings. I had to unplug the bar to make this happen, I suspect it timed out during my earlier attempt and the only way to successfully make it connect to my phone was by cycling power on the bar. After setting up the system on wifi I was able to update the firmware over SmartThings. I tested the system, making it sleep and leaving it alone for long periods of inactivity. Nearly a week later I feel comfortable stating the new firmware corrected the satellite speaker issue. My only other small issue with the system is the inability to calibrate it. A calibration system/mic could further benefit the amazing sound. Initial setup and firmware issues aside, this system is very easy to setup and it sounds amazing. The few nuisances I have encountered are not enough to justify bumping this system down to a four star rating. It continues to deliver an amazing surround experience. I am extremely impressed, Samsung/Harman Kardon have made an unbelievably good sound system that rivals the very best audio solutions for home theatre.
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2 Stars

No speaker distance, weak conf. possibilities

Przemek 7/8/2019

This is sold as premium product, but there are huge lacks that should be implemented: -possibility to set speaker distance - without it we cant really have proper sound from around -configuration using application - extremely limited, all settings should be possible to change using phone application -no test sounds - there should be possibility to execute some test sounds to verify all speakers - this is minor, but would be usefull Besides, this soundbar delivers great sound in Atmos mode. Often in Dolby Digital sound is flat (some sound settings helps). Adding speaker distance and more configuration possibilities would probably change sound to much better level - after those changes I would recommend this product. Without it, I cant unfortunately.
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5 Stars

Amazing Soundbar, some setup required.

Mike360 7/7/2019

I purchased this Soundbar last week as a home theatre for the master bedroom. I was extremely impressed, the setup process went extremely smooth. The first sample of 3D audio I put on it was Man of Steel, the scene where Superman first attempts to fly. It gave a very good sensation of 3D, the sounds were precise and the soundstage was full, it was a true cinematic experience. This is my secondary system as my living room is a high quality discrete channel ELAC Debut 5.1.2 setup. I have to question which system performs better. I know the HW-Q90R is receiving two heavy advantages. First the Soundbar is a 7.1.4, the two additional surround and two additional height channels undoubtedly help fill the room. Second is the principal of listening to the room. My bedroom in an ideal closed rectangle; where my living room is semi open concept, and does not lend itself to an ideal audio environment. Regardless this is extremely impressive that the Samsung can duel so well with, what on paper, is a far superior system. Unfortunately it isn't all good news, I ran into some difficulties with the HW-Q90R as well. I tried to set it up with SmartThings but it did not want to connect using my phone. It was not important to me to have the Soundbar networked over wifi so I gave up to continue with my day. A few hours after my initial setup I noticed that the wireless surrounds and subwoofer wound not wake after inactivity. I was able to force them to wake by unplugging them and plugging them back in, but this would have been extremely annoying if it could not be addressed. I looked up the system on Samsung's website and seen this was a common problem in reviews for the unit. I seen Samsung was attempting to direct people to update their firmware. I decided to try to do so by USB but their support page, while claiming support for all OS, was incompatible with MacOS. Luckily I was able to make the bar connect to wifi over SmartThings. I had to unplug the bar to make this happen, I suspect it timed out during my earlier attempt and the only way to successfully make it connect to my phone was by cycling power on the bar. After setting up the system on wifi I was able to update the firmware over SmartThings. I tested the system, making it sleep and leaving it alone for long periods of inactivity. Nearly a week later I feel comfortable stating the new firmware corrected the satellite speaker issue. My only other small issue with the system is the inability to calibrate it. A calibration system/mic could further benefit the amazing sound. Initial setup and firmware issues aside, this system is very easy to setup and it sounds amazing. The few nuisances I have encountered are not enough to justify bumping this system down to a four star rating. It continues to deliver an amazing surround experience. I am extremely impressed, Samsung/Harman Kardon have made an unbelievably good sound system that rivals the very best audio solutions for home theatre.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Great when it works

STB1 7/5/2019

Most of the time it does not work. No sound from the rear speakers 90% of the time.
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2 Stars

Decent sound upgrade from TV speakers,

MCaudio 7/5/2019

Moved to new house. Wife did not want my old 7.1 traditional system clutter. Wireless set up was a snap, and this is better than TV only speakers. However, a definate downgrade from my older, and relatively inexpensive traditional system for bass, and overall performance, and clarity. Atmos does a better job of sounds coming from above, but an upgraded reciever, and two more speakers would have been a better solution if I could have gotten away with it. Also after reading and following the manuals, and contacting Samsung, and Alexa support and working with them all evening with software update, SmartThings, and the Alexa app the best I could get Alexa function was it to think it is a switch and turn the soundbar on and off, but no audio from Alexa. I'm trying again this morning with the Best Buy tech support team, but a bit frustrated that Samsung has special characters in the default name [AV] and Alexa does not do special characters so not really compatible.
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4 Stars

Update to my previous review!

Avg Joe 7/2/2019

My rear speakers and sub had connection issues, after seeing a response from samsung on another review, I used the smart things app (preloaded on my S9) and followed directions to download the firmware on the soundbar. Problem Solved... i no longer have connection issues with the rear speakers or the sub.
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3 Stars

Atmos done right ...

TruthJusticeUSA 6/29/2019

No doubt about it, this sound bar system does Atmos and DTS-X proper. Now fix the dependency between the firmware version reflected on the product support page AND SmartThings. They are not equal. =/= Also work on improving on the wireless 'linking' between the speaker components. There are issues there. And stop with the robotic social media, cookie-cut responses. Not valuable. Be more human and prosper !
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3 Stars

could be a great soundbar

beefrob2215 6/21/2019

The HW Q90R is a fantastic sounding soundbar when it is working properly. Probably the best sounding bar I have ever heard. The addition of rear upfiring surrounds adds greatly to the overall effect of the unit. This is also the best soundbar I have used for music playback with the sub adding rich bass effect that can make you want to get up and dance (just ask my kids). During movie playback, voices are clear and when using dolby atmos or dts:x sources, it is as close to movie theater sound as you can reproduce in your home without a separate receiver and multiple speakers. I just wish it would work. Seems that a number of these units don't function as they should. My unit is now back at the Samsung repair facility for the second time in 10 days. When you set up the system it works perfectly. After you turn off the system, the next day the sub and surrounds do not produce sound even though the blue light on each speaker shows they are connected. The only solution is to unplug the main soundbar and plug back into power or do a manual setup on all.of the speakers. This has to be done each time the soundbar is turned off or goes into standby. Extremely annoying for a product with as much potential as this one. First trip to the repair facility came back with could not identify a problem, I don't expect much better this trip either. Samsung needs to address this issue _ way too many units out there exhibiting this problem, not just in the US but in many other countries. Av forums and Samsung forums are starting to have numerous complaints. Until this issue is fixed, I cant recommend this product to anyone. Come on Samsung. Is this issue firmware related or hardware related? What are your plans to remedy the problem on these affected units? If this problem is resolved, this soundbar is definitely the one to have if you really want the best sound you can get with a soundbar system.
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2 Stars

Sub and rear speakers lose connectiin

beefrob2215 6/20/2019

The HW Q90R is a fantastic sounding soundbar when when it is working properly. Probably the best sounding bar I have ever heard. I just wish it would work. Seems there is a fairly large percentage of these units that dont function as they should. My unit is now back at the Samsung repair facility for the second time in 10 days. When you set up the system it works perfectly. After you turn off the system, the next day the sub and surrounds do not produce sound even though the blue light on each speaker shows they are connected. The only solution is to unplug the main soundbar and plug back into power or do a manual setup on all.of the speakers. This has to be done each time the soundbar is turned off or goes into standby. Extremely annoying for a product with as much potential as this one. First trip to the repair facility came back with could not identify a problem, I don't expect much better this trip either. Samsung needs to address this issue _ way too many units out there exhibiting this problem, not just in the US but in many other countries. Av forums and Samsung forums are starting to have numerous complaints. Until this issue is fixed, I cant recommend this product to anyone.
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5 Stars

Wow finally a good ATMOS soundbar

Bhu Ahi 6/20/2019

Really like Q90R. ATMOS is a beast on this. good base. Superior quality.
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5 Stars

Awesome surround sound system (+)

Av Joe 6/18/2019

Just upgraded my TV sound system from an older Sony. Set up was easy, sound is amazing. Great range of sounds from crisp highs to undistorted lows, and movie dialog is exceptional and not over-powered by music and special effects. Really fills the room with a perfect movie sound experience. The rear speakers & 8" SW really compliment the system. The soundbar pairs easily to other devices to play music, which plays through all of the connected speakers. Definitely would recommend!!
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4 Stars

Does Atmos correctly ... SmartThings app is junk

YourMainDude 6/11/2019

This sound bar does Atmos and 7.1 right. Samsung, please have your engineers fix the garbage SmartThings app. It's required to set up this sound bar. The problem is that the 'Update Wireless Settings' section or tab is grayed out. Translated: Not available
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Yes, I recommend this product

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