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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Soundbar for Those Who Demand the Very Best

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Dolby, For movies, Set up

    The Samsung Harman/Kardon HW-Q90R is an outstanding, speaker-packed sound bar which delivers an amazing 7.1.4 sound experience worth every penny of its premium price point. Its combination of features, sound quality, aesthetics and power is simply unmatched by any other sound bar system. All great TVs, no matter the brand, are really just a beautiful visual delivery system. The speakers in even very expensive TVs are just not comparable to the display. The solution is to add a supplemental sound bar to your TV to replace those pitiful little speakers built in to it, extending the audio range of the speakers and delivering deep bass. The many sound bars available tend to fall into three categories – budget units (a couple of hundred dollars), mid-range systems (four to eight hundred dollars) and ultra-deluxe equipment (well over a thousand dollars.) A good rule of thumb is to spend at least half of what you spent on the TV and ideally, two-thirds or more of the cost of the TV. The next issue is what kind of system to buy (2.0, 2.1, 3.1, 5.1 or 7.1). Those numbers indicate how many channels of stereo are created. 2.0 is traditional (left/right) stereo, 2.1 adds a separate sub-woofer, 3.1 adds a center channel, 5.1 includes side left/right speakers for better surround sound effects. Finally, 7.1 adds two speakers on the left and right but positioned behind where the listener sits. All of these systems are designed to utilize speakers at the same height as the listeners’ ears. But in 2012 Dolby Laboratories introduced a new surround sound technology which added a third dimension to the sound experience through the use of “object-based audio.” Sound is projected with “height” speakers to a point above the listener which greatly adds to the impact and realism of big budget blockbuster movies. Rain falling or aircraft soaring through the sky feel as though they are really overhead, rather than simply coming from the screen. Dolby Atmos implements this technology through a 7.1.4 speaker arrangement. The “4” refers to the number of speakers which create sound from the top of the room (two front (left/right) height speakers plus two rear (left/right) height speakers.) Another version of this type of fully-immersive sound creation is DTS-X which uses a somewhat different approach but the same speaker arrangement. Dolby Atmos and DTS-X have become the new standards for premium movie sound. Sorry for the long lecture, but to really appreciate the Samsung/Harman Kardon system you need to understand all of the above. Consider this fine combination of features: • Samsung Harman/Kardon HW-Q90R Soundbar • 7.1.4 speaker system with four individual speaker enclosure components • Main Sound Bar o 13 speaker drivers: Front Left (3), Center (3), Front Right (3), Side Right, Side Left, Front Height Left, Front Height Right o 10 18 watt amplifiers, 3 10 watt amplifiers: 210 watts of total amplification power o 48.3” wide x 3.3” tall x 5.4” deep o Weight: 19.4 pounds • Sub-Woofer Speaker o 8” driver with rear bass port o Wireless connection o 160 watt amplifier o 8.1” wide x 15.9” tall x 15.9” deep o Weight: 21.6 pounds • Rear Surround Speakers (Left and Right) o Rear Left and Rear Height Left, Rear Right and Rear Height Right o Wireless connection o 4 35 watt amplifiers: 140 watts of total amplification power o 4.7” wide x 8.3” tall x 5.7” deep (each) o Weight: 4.6 pounds (each) • 510 watts of total combined amplification power • Frequency response range: 34 Hz to 17k Hz • Supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-X, DTS Digital Sound, DTS-HD Master Audio • Inputs: Optical Digital, ARC HDMI, HDMI (2), WiFi, BlueTooth • Output effects: Standard, Surround, Game Pro, Adaptive Sound • Digital display on main sound bar • Optimized for integrated use with Samsung QLED televisions • Compatible with Amazon Alexa • Wireless LAN 802.11AC Included in the box are the massive 8” wireless sub-woofer, the primary sound bar itself, two wireless rear surround sound speakers, two sets of four power cords (both U.S. and European versions), a sophisticated remote control, an HDMI cable, a pair of wall brackets for the main sound bar and a set-up book. The four speaker units are all beautifully finished in an iridescent black called “carbon silver.” They have metallic mesh covering all speaker surfaces with elegant beveled corners and a polished upper edge. The mass and detailing of these units subtly underline both the quality of the engineering and the substantial investment you have made in the system. Set-up is remarkably easy. Just plug in the power supply to the main sound bar, the sub-woofer and the two surround speakers. Next, attach an HDMI cable from the ARC output of the sound bar to the ARC HDMI input on the television. If you have other devices attached to the TV (such as a Blu-Ray player, game system, cable box, etc.) you can leave those HDMI cables as is. Or, you can route those HDMI cables through the sound bar. However, in either case the sound bar will take over the audio function from the TV as long as it is attached to the ARC port. The main sound bar is quite wide, nearly matching the width of my 65” TV, and packed with 13 individual speaker drivers. There are nine speakers facing you, two mid-range woofers and one tweeter each for the left, center and right channels. On each end are a side left and side right full-range speaker. On the top at each side are the two front height speakers which project upward at a slight angle toward the listener. There are 13 amplifiers, totaling 210 watts, to drive all of these speakers. (See the illustration of these speakers which I posted.) The compact height of the sound bar (3.3”) is a real plus for those who have their TVs standing on a video table rather than wall-mounted. It should not block the screen of any such TV. The sub-woofer has a side-firing 8 inch driver supplemented by a rear bass port. It is powered by a 160 watt amplifier. The two surround speakers each have a rear speaker on the side and an angled rear height speaker on the top. Each surround speaker has a pair of 35 watt amplifiers. Both the sub-woofer and the surround speakers have a blue LED on the back to indicate that they are connected to the sound bar. The four sound modes map the input to the speakers in different ways. “Standard” is a simple reproduction of the original format, “Surround” creates 7.1.4 sound output from any input, “Gaming” emphasizes the sound effects present in most video games. “Adaptive” keeps spoken dialog intelligible by adjusting the center channel level independently. No more wondering what that character just said as the explosions were going off! After trying all of the sound modes I decided I liked the Surround mode best and left it on that setting. OK, so enough about the impressive technical details, how does it sound? One word: INCREDIBLE!!! Press the “on” button on the slim remote, select a sound mode (standard, surround, gaming or adaptive) and you will be immersed in sound. The first thing you will notice is that deep rich bass which had been absent from your TV speakers. You can turn of the volume on the sub-woofer to floor-shaking levels if you wish! Next, the overall sound quality is superb, very clear, distortion-free with excellent midrange and highs. The remote can adjust the treble and bass level as well as the volume of each speaker individually. To truly appreciate it, access YouTube videos which showcase Dolby Atmos and DTS-X. Sit in a chair, directly in front of the sound bar and with the surround speakers behind you. Feel the sound move from the front, over you, around you, behind you – a completely immersive experience! I have never been more impressed with an audio product. The system does an amazing job of reproducing the full range of both Dolby Atmos and DTS-X sound files. You will be so happy when you play your 4K UHD Blu-ray movies through this system. Your home will finally reproduce that movie theater sound which you really want. And since both Netflix and Amazon Prime have incorporated Dolby Atmos into their best series, those subscriptions will seem an even better bargain. Several added features expand the role of the sound bar beyond its use with your TV. You can connect your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. It has Alexa compatibility (but you need to supply your own Alexa controller.) It has WiFi connectivity which requires the Samsung SmartThings app to achieve networking. Why not just a simple WPS button? What don’t I like? The main sound bar’s scrolling digital display when you change a setting is just so-so. A full digital display on the remote would be far better, showing the settings of all speakers. There are no equalizer preset sound modes (e.g., movie, sports, music, etc.) just a simple bass/treble adjustment. There is no microphone for properly balancing the speakers. No support brackets or speaker stands are included for the two surround speakers. To function properly these should be held at a certain height. I did purchase stands (see photo) to hold the two speakers, but for a system which costs more than all but the biggest big-screen TVs it seems that Samsung could have thrown in a pair of custom stands (which would have cost no more than $40.) Samsung should realize that customers who are willing to invest in a truly premium system deserve and expect all of the bells and whistles. But, the bottom line is that the incredible sound and amazing setup simplicity of the Samsung HW-Q90R makes it the absolute best choice for 7.1.4 audio systems. It is an excellent value for serious video fans who want to enrich their audio experience to theater quality. You will find that this investment truly produces excellent returns of auditory enjoyment!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Samsung
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      JimC:

      Thank you for your positive feedback on the Samsung HW-Q90R Soundbar featuring Dolby Atmos. I am glad to hear you are enjoying the audio performance with adaptive sound and Dolby Atoms And DTS: x technologies. 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.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great system at the sale price

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Dolby, For movies, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Hdmi, Volume

    Let me just start out with I'm replacing a full home theater system due to opening up the room and no longer using crown molding to run all the wires around the room. This was a full system (1700 w) of front and front highs, two surround, two rear, center and a 250 a sub. Not that I could ever use all the power but it was very nice for a 14' x 17' room. I like it! Great sound for a sound bar, especially since it supports Dolby atmos. I chose this over the Bose LS 650, Enclave and Sonos. I do have Sonos in my home but do have the Sonos connector which uses an optical connector. I'm going to hit the negatives first, this way if you see something you don't like you can stop reading. Samsung should offer speaker stands for the rear speakers, mostly due to all the slim universal stands do not accommodate running a power cable through the stand. Although wire ties or velcro works. Also the sound bar itself is very wide, it doesn't fit between the stands of my 75", being in front means I need 20" of depth to support. TV is set up in corner so a wall mount is out. Will be making my own cabinet. See pic. Another negative is that it doesn't support eArc (yet supposedly coming soon). There are lip sync issues when attempting to hook all your devices to the tv and use the Arc hdmi to provide the audio to the soundbar. Using the smart TV functions seem way better and not that bad. But when running a cable box or game console there is a noticeable difference. I didn't spend a ton of time with the delay options. I purchased the Sanus - 28 to 42 inch stands. They come with a flat top option which works (maybe not with small children) with double sided pads. See pic. Another negative is no mic to assist with setting up channel volumes. Another negative is only 2 hdmi inputs. Which is ok for me since I only have the cable box and a xbox which also plays blue rays. What works and are positive. Setting up is very easy, just be sure to follow the sequencing when powering up the speakers this way you will not have any connection issues when syncing the speakers and sub. The remote works well once you get used to it. The smart things app could use a few more features for setting up the sound and wifi. Which also makes it easy to do updates. There are a few sound modes. Adaptive which is supposed to change based on the input. I only find this useful in the later hours when you need to turn the volume down. The voices seem to be isolated so they can be heard. Standard is what it is, just standard Surround seems to be the overall best for anything that is 5.1 or better. Game mode pro works very well, even for fps games. There is a virtual mode which seems to work well for sound that needs a boost with using all of the channels. Overall performance is great, remember this is a sound bar not a full home theater system. Although it might outperform some on the market. The sound is very clean and what you would expect from Harmon Kardon. even though it only has a little over 500 watts it seems like much more. I have only turned it up a little under half way and it is loud, clear, and pushes the sound through out the room. I don't have any issues with the separation between the channels and can hear the sound move around the room very nicely. I watched Avatar, Jack Reacher movies over the weekend and was impressed. I use my xbox for Prime, Netflix and Disney Plus which is way better than using the smart TV apps (no lip sync issues as long as run through the sound bar). I haven't tried any true Dolby Atmos on blue ray yet but looking forward to it. I did some research and Prime and Netflix do support some shows in Atmos and they sound great. The sub is more than enough for a mid size room. I know this was a little long but I think I hit everything I needed to. I'm very happy with my choice. Would a full home theater be better? Possibly, but you would need to deal with wires, mounting and needing space. Also be willing to spend more than the sale price of this system.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Complete Home Theater Experience in Simple Package

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Dolby, For movies, Set up

    To truly experience a home theater experience, you need impressive sound to do so. There are a lot of options out there and they can get really complex if you don't fully understand what you are doing. Samsung created this 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System to give you a huge experience with little effort, and it worked! DOLBY ATMOS DISCLAIMER: - As it's advertised, this is a surround sound system that is capable of Dolby Atmos. If you don't know what it is, I think it's really worth it to do some research just because this sound system really shines when you use Dolby Atmos - However, you need to have devices capable of playing Dolby Atmos and the correct speaker placement to experience it in the right way. It's easy to use but important to do your research to make sure you are getting your value out of these! PROS: - The 4 piece system is beautiful! It looks very elegant yet high end. And the black color doesn't make it look cheap but modern. - Overall set up is very easy! Once powered out, they have simple buttons to push to pair them all together. After they are connected you plug in the HDMI (or Digital Optical) cable and you are all set! - The sound is....unbelievable! Watching just antenna, sports, video games, or movies on surround sound or even if surround sound isn't supported, it just sound so great. - Dolby Atmos Shows and Movies on this create an entirely new experience for watching movies! You can actually feel the sound moving around you, objects going from side to side or front to back, it just completely immerses you into what you are watching and is a whole other level of viewing. Very impressive. - The Rear Speakers add that depth that is very much needed, especially since they both are dolby atmos enabled. - The Sound System is smart so you can easily connect to it from your smart phone to play music on it or even use it from any bluetooth device. It creates another perk if you don't want to want to use your TV to listen to music. CONS: - The Soundbar is big and pretty heavy so you need to plan accordingly for space needed and studs will be needed to wall mount it. - It only has two HDMI Arc inputs for Dolby Atmos support. That's probably enough for most people but it would be nicer to have 3-4 instead since it's beneficial to have all your devices go through the Arc inputs. - There are 4 speakers essentially (soundbar, subwoofer, two rear speakers) and all 4 of them require a power input. This isn't necessarily a negative but just something to be aware of when you are setting up. - There is currently only support for Amazon Alexa. I primarily use Google Home so it's a negative for me but that's okay. BOTTOM LINE: - If you have Dolby Atmos capable devices and you want a true movie theater experience without having to get overly technical, you will be blown away and how this takes your home theater to the next level. Truly a great product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The best soundbar currently on the market!

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    Pros mentioned:
    For movies, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Inputs, Price

    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.*** I put asterisks in the above paragraph because I feel it's important. Some of us aren't gifted with "normal" hearing and I feel this may be an important aspect to others, like myself, who find it hard to experience full audio immersion or even certain tones and frequencies. If you fall into this category, please, give this (or any of the Q-series!) soundbar a try. 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.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    HW-Q90R / HW-Q80R Soundbars

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    I love both of them. I was just disappointed when my matching HW-90 wasn't as wide as my matching 65" tv like the HW-80 was the exact width of its matching 55" tv. Other than that I think they are awesome!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Soundbar

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    This sound bar pairs up perfect with my 75inch Samsung 8k television

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome sound

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    Pros mentioned:
    Dolby, Sound quality

    ATMOS DOLBY soundbar can't ask for much more then that. It's all in one not a big receiver unit a lot of big speakers all over the room. You have a soundbar a 8inch subwoofer and 2 Bluetooth back speakers. Not a lot of wires all over just 4 outlet plugs 2 for the back speaker and 1 for the sub and 1 for the bar. Does hookup via Bluetooth or if you don't have that you can use HDMI to HDMI ARC or optical. My tv is a little older so i used the optical and sounds great. They recommend you hook it up to Samsung Smart Things on your phone for the Bluetooth for music. Now this is newer then of of your older samsung apps. Remote is slim ans small easy to program and adjust your speakers from it. I have another soundbar from Samsung and it sounds great but having the extra 2 speakers in the back make a whole new experience. Just watching the NBA Finals on level 16 i was told they could hear it upstairs in the house was great felt the chants of the game and all the action from this soundbar.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Outstanding sound, easy setup.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Set up, Sound quality

    Easy setup and works seamlessly with my Samsung Q70 TV. Superb sound in my large great room. Connects to my iPhone so I can play Apple Music through it if I like. I got stands for rear speakers (just one actually). Also, Best Buy’s price matching policy is awesome. 3days after I bought it Amazon emailed me a price drop of $500. I contacted Best Buy through chat and the agent refunded the difference to my CC in about five minutes. Wonderful. Will certainly be doing business with Best Buy into the future.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Disappointed

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Sound quality

    I purchased this to complement my Q900, however, after doing a thorough side by side with my Playbar, discontinued play 3’s as my rears, and the sub set up in my entertainment room I found that my current set up sounded much clearer and crisp than this soundbar. I was set and prepared to enjoy the Atmos experience with this playbar, however, even with adjusting the different sound modes something felt a bit empty with the sound. I connected it using WiFi, HDMI, and optical to properly see if I was missing anything, however, unfortunately decided to return it.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Samsung
      Posted .

      Bentley:

      Thank you for sharing your review of the HW-Q90R Samsung Harman Kardon 7.1.4ch Soundbar with Dolby Atmos. I am very sorry to see that you have returned this soundbar.

      Your feedback is very important to us and will be shared with our product team.

      Should you ever decide to give Samsung audio products another try and have concerns or questions, please know we are always here to help with recommendations suited to your specific usage scenario and setup. You can contact Samsung Customer Support by any of the below options:

      1) Phone: 1-800-SAMSUNG (ask for Soundbars)
      Available 8AM - 12AM EST (Mon-Fri) / 9AM - 11PM EST (Sat-Sun)

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      The Samsung Members Community is also a great resource for getting help from Samsung moderators and customers:  https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Get-Help/ct-p/get-help

      Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to regain you as a customer in the near future. Samsung

  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    As close to perfection as you can get...

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Dolby, For movies, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Music

    Preface – For soundbar reviews that are Atmos branded, I primarily use the following source material to evaluate 7.1 channel control, general object-oriented sound positioning, dynamic fidelity and Atmos dialog performance: Dolby Laboratories own September 2015, Blu-ray demonstration disc Game of Thrones, season seven Blu-ray disc Justice League 4k Blu-ray disc Dialog presentation is a super critical area of soundbar performance and an often overlooked (untested?) area. It is my professional opinion that any soundbars that don’t deliver proper positioning & balance to the other facets of the soundscape are systems that aren’t truly worth their high dollar price tags. In the +1000-dollar category, it simply makes far more sense to stick with a true AV receiver system that employs all the dedicated speakers unless you can find a soundbar that is designed & tuned to perform the same vital functions. There are only a few companies that have come close to achieving this… with Samsung being one. Presentation - The Samsung Q90R soundbar comes well packaged with clear instructions – for basic setup – and it is keenly organized in the relatively smallish packaging considering the aggregate weight of all the components. The remote control, like so many of its competitors, is not backlit – but to be quite honest, I like the ergonomics Samsung has designed into their remote – so I can forgive the lack of any backlighting. The sub is substantial and solidly constructed, with a rectangular footprint that should make it easy to tuck behind furniture. The real value in this package is the inclusion of up-firing drivers in the rear surrounds. And these rear surrounds are the closest thing you can get to truly wireless surrounds – with no speaker wires between the sub and the satellites. All you have is the power cords to each individual speaker. I personally like this design aspect. Samsung wisely designed their matrix ‘status’ display to be verbose & informative AND enabling it to automatically turn completely OFF after several seconds. In other words, this soundbar goes blacked out, monolith mode once you’ve put down the remote. Initial Setup - Setup was simple & straightforward but not issue free. For one, the SmartThings mobile app is OK but has pitfalls in the way it was designed. Once you’ve set up the system the 1st time, any attempt to connect to a different wireless network requires a full-on, hard resetting of the device. The option in the app to modify the wireless settings is grayed out. I ventured over to the Samsung SmartThings and AV forums and was met with an abundance of unhelpful chatter. Nowhere in the user manual or online is one able to find clear instructions on Wi-Fi login in procedures. I’m assigning an immediate single star demerit for this glaring oversight. Why have the option in the mobile app if it’s not going to be enabled? And why should a hard reset be required to simply change Wi-Fi login settings? I attribute this situation to the flawed thinking of the Internet of Things and app developer’s disregard for ‘ease of use’ and a simplified user experience. Pairing between the main soundbar, the subwoofer and the satellites is all automatic – straight out of the box. But problems with synchronization losses can & will ensue – and are widely reported on the internet forums and on the review pages of the Samsung product page. More on that later… Performance - Upon setting this system up with my Xbox One & my 4k Blu-ray player, I recognized that Samsung dedicated the resources to getting dialog decoding properly setup on this flagship model. Using my reference discs, I immediately went right into all the battle scenes in ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7. Dialog during these Atmos(pheric) soundscapes is a tough act for many competitors to manage. When Daenerys is riding bareback on the dragon and commands it to breath fire down on the vulnerable army of warriors, you should be able to clearly hear her utter those words. ‘Dracarys’ You should also be able to perceive distance and position between the screams, the shouts and the spurious dialog between actors… with consistent clarity, no matter the positioning. You’ll recognize a poor design straight away as you hear dramatic musical content, roaring car engines and loud explosions swamp over voices, making them incomprehensible. It’s a great test method – and GOT discs help reveal deficiencies with skill & precision. This sound bar handles dialog perfectly. Next up, I always defer to the engineers over at Dolby Laboratories. Their demo discs can offer an abundance of insight on just how well (…or not) an AV equipment manufacturer has followed the ‘rules’ in constructing their DSP hardware & software. You can start by using the channel tests available on their demo discs. I always grab a seat on the couch and run through the 7.1 and 9.1 speaker tests. Even though this system is NOT a 9.1 system, you should still be able to perceive the relative locations of the side- speakers in a phantom way. I was amazed just how well the Samsung Q90R positioned these phantom channels with balance & precision. Just try that test on many of the other competing products! The last bits of testing I do with the Dolby demo disc includes playing the various music samples, movie clips and Dolby animation shorts. On the Samsung Q90R, everything is presented with a near ‘theater like’ character. It honestly left me breathless the first day I ran through all these demos. Samsung should be commended for paying such close attention to the Dolby specifications. Finally, I always run through a series of super hero movies – including ‘Justice League’. At this point I still pay close attention to dialog presentation, but I also take note of sound movement, bass articulation (punch) and overall tonal balance. Again, this soundbar is truly amazing. Having owned & demo’d quite a few different soundbars over the past several years – and some are indeed good – none even come close to the staging, the impact and the dialog performance of the Q90R. I spent a good amount of time also using Rhapsody, Bluetooth direct streaming and watching downloaded music video content – and this sound bar does a really great job of punching out music, while at the same time providing great fidelity across ALL music genres and sources. And it does this in Standard mode. This soundbar doesn’t have a ‘Music’ setting and I was a bit disappointed when I first read that in the manual, but from what I can see (…and hear) now – it really doesn’t need it. I’ll now cover syncing issues and audio drops – as it is a commonly reported set of issues on the internet. With a little bit of digging, anyone can find Samsung’s explanation that this system uses 5 GHz wireless bands to link up the pieces. And because of this, Wi-Fi interference problems are pretty much unavoidable. On a few occasions, I noticed that the subwoofer & rear speakers wouldn’t turn off. The subwoofer power LED remained blue and the rear speakers flashed blue. I also experienced subwoofer & independent rear channel disconnects in the middle of movies and it turned into a completely frustrating experience. For the first week or so I had to resort to unplugging the subwoofer from the wall to get the system back up and running. But once I took a closer look at it, I repositioned my router & access points to the best of my ability and also stopped using Wi-Fi on my Blu-ray player, FireTV & Xbox One and my experience dramatically improved. This isn’t to say that Samsung doesn’t have linking issues – but having too many Wi-Fi connected devices in close proximity to the sound bar and/or in the line-of-sight paths on the sound bar mesh is an area where owners can somethings help things. So, before anyone throws in the towel, or rushes to return the gear out of frustration– take a closer look at your wireless environment and see if there are some adjustments you can make first. It’s worth the effort. As a side note, I noticed things that having a smart phone near one of the rear speakers with Wi-Fi being active or a family member using a laptop computer on the couch, in the middle of the sound bar’s wireless path, causes the sub & rear channels to drop. Everyone’s Wi-Fi environment is different. I don’t completely fault Samsung on these issues. There are too many variables involved. No demerit for this wireless performance – because sound bars are inherently prone to these issues. I also noticed that the firmware version on the product support page doesn’t remotely match the firmware version reported by the SmartThings app. Another demerit. Summary - This sound bar system is truly amazing. Atmos dialog is clear and properly placed. Overall sound staging is near ‘theater quality’ and the subwoofer/rear speaker sound-field contributions are THE best I’ve experienced. From movies, to music – starting with stereo sources and all the way up to 7.1.4 Dolby & DTS sound tracks – this system has one of the best – if not THE best – DSP designs currently available. Build quality of this system is apparent from the moment you unbox everything. The remote is one of the best designs out there – lack of backlighting notwithstanding. There are issues with wireless interoperability and firmware confusion, but those issues can be addressed, and they aren’t things that would prevent me from recommending this system. Pros: Stellar DSP performance – for all source material. Switchable EQ; you can choose tone control or multiband equalizer (in the app) Solid build quality. An ergonomically superior remote; intuitive to use. A status display that actually goes completely dark when not needed. Plenty of power to fill even a very large Great Room. Relatively easy to set up… Cons: … goofy SmartThings app. Firmware versions are confusing and the update process unclear. Subwoofer and rear speaker disconnection issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Samsung
      Posted .

      YourMainDude:

      Thank you for choosing the Samsung HW-Q90R Soundbar. I apologize for the issues you are having with the soundbar.

      Please know that a software fix for this issue was released on 6/26/19 and is available for download now through both the SmartThings app, and also by downloading it directly from samsung.com (Ver 1008.0):
      http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.com/downloadfile/ContentsFile.aspx?CDSite=US&CttFileID=7367913&CDCttType=FM&ModelType=C&ModelName=HW-Q90R/ZA&VPath=FM/201906/20190626181324972/SAT-HKA19WWC_1008.0.exe

      Hopefully this new version resolves your soundbar issues.

      If you need additional help with this issue, or have any questions or concerns with this soundbar please reach out to us via any of the below options:

      1) Phone: 1-800-SAMSUNG (ask for Soundbars)
      Available 8AM - 12AM EST (Mon-Fri) / 9AM - 11PM EST (Sat-Sun)
      2) LiveChat or Email:  https://www.samsung.com/us/support/#contact_us_for_support
      3) Facebook Messenger:  https://www.facebook.com/samsungsupport
      4) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SamsungSupport

      The Samsung Home Theater & Home Audio Community is also a great resource for getting help from Samsung moderators and customers:  https://us.community.samsung.com/

      If you have not already done so, we invite you to register your new Samsung Soundbar at:  https://www.samsung.com/us/support/register/
      Registering your product gives you access to easy warranty support, convenient opt-in to special promos & offers, faster troubleshooting & service, and quick notification of system updates.

      Samsung is committed to providing the best possible product experience, quality, and value, and we are always here to help with any of your questions or concerns.

      - Samsung Solutions Samsung

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I love this Soundbar

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    Posted .

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    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Sound quality

    Fits perfectly in my living room, great sound from all the subwoofers. Super easy setup, really can't complain. Also has some perks if you have a matching Q90R TV!

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great sound, but.......

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Dolby, Set up, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Price

    This is my review of the Samsung, HW Q90R, a very, very good sounding soundbar!. This review is a little tough for me. The particular unit I received has had an issue that Samsung is working on rectifying, but because of this issue, I am having a really hard time putting my thoughts into how i want to describe this soundbar, but here it goes. When my unit is functioning properly, the Q90R sounds as good as any soundbar I have ever had the opportunity to listen too. When set up properly, the unit delivers more than ample bass and has a wide expansive, room filling sound that I really enjoy. The Q90R is a true 7.1.4 that supports DTSx and dolby Atmos. These types of soundtracks really show what this soundbar can do. I have had the opportunity to own some very nice soundbars the past 4 years and this one is the best I have had. I really appreciate the sound when watching Netflix or streaming from Pandora or Amazon music, the sound really fills my room. This soundbar operates in the Alexa ecosystem. I have always been a Google guy, but the Q90R does not support chromecast or google. Because this soundbar only supports Alexa, I brought home a couple of Amazon dots to play with at my house. I have to admit, the Alexa thing isn't too bad. There are 3 HDMI inputs, one of which is eARC and 1 optical input. You can connect via wi fi or bluetooth as well. Here is the problem I am having that is making it hard to write this review. I am sure it is just a problem with my unit, but since day one, in order to hear sound from my sub or my surround speakers, that by the way, are included with the Q90R, I have to go through the entire setup process again after I turn off the system for a couple of hours (or minutes sometimes). Samsung has sent my unit back for repair and paid the shipping cost, but this afternoon I received my system and the problem is exactly as it was when I sent it off a week ago. I really have not had a chance to sit back and just enjoy the sound from this extraordinary system, I am constantly re-associating the bluetooth speakers to the bar in order to get everything to play. In fact, as soon as I finish this review, I will be boxing the entire system back up to send to the Samsung repair center again. Hopefully, they will spend a little more time examining what is going on with this unit. Samsung has been helpful in getting the product returned at no cost to me, except the 30 mile round trip to the UPS store, but it is sad to have such a nice piece of equipment right here in front of me and not be able to enjoy what it can do. I will still recommend this product, because it is a great soundbar and comes with most of the bells and whistles you would want, including great sound and good looks (and nice surround speakers). I am certain that my example is an exception, and anything man-made is destined to suffer a failure at some point. Samsung has been nice so far dealing with the issue, I just wish they would take this one back and send a replacement so I can sit back and enjoy the sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Truly immerse Sounbar

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Dolby, For movies, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Hdmi, Inputs, Price

    Upon opening the box, I noticed the contents were packed tight and well. The first thing I removed was the sound bar which was pretty heavy and long in width but manufactured of high quality. I then proceeded to remove the subwoofer which was not too heavy but also well built. The rear speaker also built of high quality and, have some weight on them. As these speakers are wireless there is only a power input and no connection for speaker wires. I couldn’t believe how easy the setup was. Once I connected all the speakers to the power, I had to press a sync button located behind them, and once the blue light stays solid the sync process is completed. This took a total of one minute for all the speakers. Once the system was setup, I tested the system with some music from Spotify. The music only played from the sound bar and the subwoofer which was expected as there was no need for the rear speakers for music. The sound quality was rich and full which is expected of Harmon / Kardon. It was very pleasing to hear how good this system sounded being that it was wireless. I decided to play an animated movie (Transylvania 3) because it offers Dolby Atmos. From the introduction of the movie to include the introductory credits I was impressed. I really felt like I was in a movie theater when really I was just in my living room. The sound effects were great. My daughter was watching the movie with me and I saw her looking around the room when the Dolby Atmos was active. I also watch the Secret Life of pets and was also impressed with all the sound effects coming from all speakers. What is also a big surprised is how loud the system is while the volume is set to 35. Keep in mind that the maximum volume is 100. Also keep in mind that the Bass was not adjusted this is all standard presets with adaptive sound. Another great feature that I notice was the adaptive sound, with my previous 2.1 home theater system I had trouble listening to speech when people talked in movies but with this sound bar it really is clear where I no longer need closed captions. I downloaded the smart things applications to connect the sound bar to wifi. The wifi is useful to cast music from select applications like Spotify and Tunein Radio. Bluetooth is also available for those devices that do not have applications or if it is a preferred method. This system also works with Amazon Alexa but unfortunately, I don’t have Alexa. I wish in the future they can do a software upgrade to include Google Assistant which I currently use. The only big disappointed that I have is that it only has two 4K HDMI passthrough inputs being at this price point. Overall this is a great system for an average price compare to other high end soundbars in its class and, is one of the only few soundbars that offers 7.1.4 with rear speakers. This sound bar also supports most of the modern sound format such as Dolby Atmos and, DTS:X. Watching movies with Dolby Atmos you really feel submerged with the sounds coming from all around. In the box it comes with the soundbar,subwoofer, two satellite speakers, manual, remote, power cables and wall brackets if you wish to mount them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Big system clarity and power without the wires!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Dolby, For movies, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Hdmi

    Where to begin! I have been looking at Soudbars for about 8 years now. The one thing I was never sold on was how to "recreate" the multi-speaker setup in a single bar/box setup. Many have tried, yet many have fell short of their delivery. If you're wanting a standard 2 channel system, this isn't it, it is so much more. If you're wanting in your face, all around sound and clarity with floor vibrating bass and the feeling of being in the action or musical, then look no further, because Samsung and Harmon Kardon have hit a grand slam with this product! I have been looking at this particular setup for well over a year, the only problem is, the limited stores that have this setup in a real configuration to sell you on the raw ability of this system. I own a Samsung 5.1.2 Home Theater with DVD, a Samsung 7.1.2 Surround with the Vacuum Tube amplifier and Blu-Ray player, an inherited Bose Lifestyle V20 system, and now this Samsung 7.1.4 with Harmon Kardon soundbar, let me say that of all of these, the Soundbar out performs every single one of these! I've spent the past few days since I have received this product (had to be shipped since no stores had it in stock) playing every 4K movie with Dolby Atmos sound that I own. It is like watching every movie for the first time because of the effects that were missed on a non-Atmos system. Yes, I know that Dolby Atmos was created to be universal with all systems and recreate amazing sound regardless of the sleaker setup, but listening to audio and music broadcast in Dolby Atmos on a Dolby Atmos built system, just blows you away. I wish I could replicate the sound in a recording and put it in a review. I watched the Matrix in 4K, with Dolby Atmos Audio chosen, the scene where Trinity and Neo go to save Morpheus from the building, the sound of the sprinkler system made it sound as if the whole room was spraying as well, the gun that Neo is firing from the helicopter, every bullet scene that the camera follows is met with the true sound a bullet makes as it reaches terminal velocity, the clanging of the brass shells hitting the skid of the helicopter is heard behind you as if you are inside the building with the agents. I re-watched Hamilton with Dolby Atmos enabled on my laptop and tied with the HDMI into the sound bar, let me tell you that there are background noises that I didn't hear with my initial screening on my 7.1.2 system. The steps of the characters around you, the movement of mugs and the chest moving bass from "Not going to waste my shot" was awe-inspiring. 1917, puts you in the action. Sam Mendes did a wonder with this movie, creating the single cam shot effect. Matched with a true Dolby Atmos sound, makes the movie even more personal, because you feel like you are in the trenches, fighting the Germans, running for your life, floating the river, and delivering the message on the battlefield as if you are there with the characters. Even non-atmos content, like Stranger Things on Netflix (broadcast in 5.1) is like watching a scene again for the first time. The season 3 ender, Battle of the Starcourt brought to life detail that I missed the first few times watching it. What sells this system the most is NO WIRES TO RUN! If you have an outlet, you have a speaker connection. The subwoofer, Bluetooth connection to the sound bar, only a power cord is needed. Both rear surround speakers, Bluetooth connection to the soundbar, only a power cord is needed. This changes the game, because before, you were limited on distance due to wire runs. Even with the introduction of "Wireless rear surround" it wasn't true wireless, because you still had to run wires from the receiver to the speakers. Not here, you want to play with your speaker configuration? I have, I've been moving my subwoofer around the room to best implement the perfect bass spot. If you have an outlet, you've got a speaker connection. So, if you're on the fence about soundbars or you're stuck because you're not sure what the sound from a "bar" will sound like because you're not physically surrounded with speakers, then wonder no more. About a 10 minute setup, (unboxing is part of this, along with speaker placement) and you'll be watching movies and television shows and musicals like you never have before.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Premier Atmos without Running cable!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I paired the Q90R soundbar with a Q70 TV and they worked perfectly together. The sound is spectacular when properly configured and you feel like you’re in an actual Dolby Cinema (especially if you put the sub behind your seating) So the “issues” (and why this got 4 out of 5 stars) which likely are not unique to this device, but you should be aware: The install was seamless between the two devices with the exception that any AV feeds that originate outside of the tv apps MUST be passed through the hdmi input on the soundbar to ensure that the audio is properly synchronized with the video AND atmos will be available. If you connect to the tv directly and then connect the TVs to the soundbar, the lips of actors may seem out of sync with the audio. There are also only 2 hdmi pass throughs on the soundbar, so if you have a lot of devices and don’t stream through tv apps, you’ll need to get an hdmi hub or switcher to compensate. This isn’t an issue for me as I only have my directv 4k genie feEding through. If you’re looking to experience atmos music, that’s not possible (at the time of writing this review) and that’s also not unique to this soundbar, but can’t be pushed through. Getting Netflix and Vudu to leverage atmos was also a little tricky and requires some reconfiguration of your tv settings, but if you have a QLED Samsung it can be done. Right now atmos is not supported on other Samsung apps like appleTV+, Amazon, YouTube, and others.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome sound!!!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    I paired this with my Samsung 85” TV and it is perfect. Sounds better than the previous Samsung atmos soundbar. Highly recommend it. No issues with it whatsoever. Very pleased with my purchase!!!

    Features

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    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    5 Stars if I didn’t have Neighbors!

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I’ve always been an audiophile. Was a DJ/Musician/Lover of Music. As I grew up I had to go without for a long time.. adulthood.. so couldn’t keeping up with tech for a long time. Point is.. this was my first new audio purchase in a decade. I gave it four stars because I can’t can’t turn it up due to being considerate of those that live above/below me. But if I could... 5 stars. I’ve had Harman Kardon for a long time. Even have 20 year old speakers that still beat most out today. This system does not disappoint. I would however will share this info I wish I would have known prior to blindly purchasing during lockdown. It is a large sound bar. I thought it’d be something comparable to what a friend had.. hell no. And If you have an LG OLED CX you’ll need to get a tv riser to lift it 3-5in. And lose the sound scoop. Hope this helps at least 1 person. :)

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great SoundBar for that home theater enthusiast

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    Posted .
    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    It feels like I'm at the movies with out going to the movies! I have the two rear speakers behind my couch and when there's a helicopter going over head you can hear it so clearly and the bass on the subwoofer shakes the floor real good. It's so addicting to watch movies now with such good sound! Play videogames with this SoundBar takes gaming to a whole nother experience! I like that it has two rear speakers not a lot of sound bars that I've seen at this price offer that and that makes it a really good value some speakers don't even give you the option to add more speakers. But I've had a few issues with the sound bar where you can hear sound but no picture I've updated it and it works off and on.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The best compliment for my new 75" Samsung

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    We love the Samsung Sound Bar it's the best compliment for our new 75" Samsung TV and by purchasing them together we saved with the Samsung bundle program.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Replaces a much more complicated system

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    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    If you have a late model Samsung TV, this is the best way to get the sound you need from it, and from any peripherals you may own. It replaced a 9.1.4 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X system I had rigged up, and this is not only just as good sonically, it is a lot less of a jungle of wires and plugs. The only negative is the lack of eARC in Samsung TVs. We're still waiting. So if you are using this with your Samsung TV, you will need to plug any Dolby Atmos or DTS:X devices directly into the sound bar itself. Not a huge problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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