Samsung HW-Q90R Soundbar Review & Comments

BeefS2

Active Member
I see. The rears on the LG are as effective as my separates if I am being honest. I have now almost found a permanent solution to adding my Active subwoofer into the mix which means I don't have to worry about the missing infrasonic deep bass and this solution should apply to any soundbar.

How is your Q90R fairing in comparison to your ex-LG SN11 ?
That's good to hear about adding a sub! Will be interested in your solution.

So far pretty well. I still think the bass was better and more full with sn11rg, and the level of immersion (more active rears, wider front sound stage) was better. The center channel is a little more crisp and dialogue is more reliably clear with the q90r. It does a good job of immersion, enough to satisfy my needs. I took down the treble and the center channel a notch or two and turned up the rears by 2, which has helped. It’s just not quite as accurate or detailed with sound placement, at least in my space. Thankfully Dolby vision passthrough has been working just fine. I must’ve had a defective unit or bad cables before. I haven’t really put it through it’s paces to test for pops and crackles. BR2049 on UHD sometime soon for that. Our tv stand looks a lot cleaner and the wife is happy so that’s been worth it 👍
 
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walters123

Distinguished Member
I see. The rears on the LG are as effective as my separates if I am being honest. I have now almost found a permanent solution to adding my Active subwoofer into the mix which means I don't have to worry about the missing infrasonic deep bass and this solution should apply to any soundbar.

How is your Q90R fairing in comparison to your ex-LG SN11 ?
What rear stands for you using please
 

BeefS2

Active Member
thanks dude Yeah it’s definitely worth the extra then. What stands are best for rears
I have a table behind the couch that I've been using, I don't have a ton of extra space behind. Sorry, can't help with the stand question
 

lgans316

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lgans316

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thank you dude
I am fairly sure this stand is universal (for up to 5 Kg). This has now saved me from buying a dedicated stand which cots nearly thrice the price of this one.

Also consider this if the rear cables are shorter. The one supplied with LG was only 5 ft.

 

BeefS2

Active Member
Been watching Magnetic on Netflix, sounds excellent on the q90r. Rears are really active
 

BeefS2

Active Member
Apart from John wick what other movies sound great on the system
Blade Runner (remastered in Dolby Vision/Atmos) is my favorite. Been watching Tales From The Loop on prime in UHD and I've been impressed with how active the rear speakers are. The next ones I'm going to try are saving private ryan, and Jaws.
 

reecelouie94

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Can someone help me I have noticed on the q90r when nothing is being played through the bar the left and right front channel tweeters only and not centre is like a sort of ground floor noise but can only hear with ear pressed against bar could someone do me a favour and check there’s see if it’s normal or my bar is faulty the louder the volume the louder the noise you can’t hear it with something playing just hope it’s normal and not broken
 
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BeefS2

Active Member
Can someone help me I have noticed on the q90r when nothing is being played through the bar the left and right front channel tweeters only and not centre is like a sort of ground floor noise but can only hear with ear pressed against bar could someone do me a favour and check there’s see if it’s normal or my bar is faulty the louder the volume the louder the noise you can’t hear it with something playing just hope it’s normal and not broken
Could be WiFi interference? Do you have a router nearby?
 

fade6

Novice Member
Hi All,

Welp, having an issue that I'd like to see if anyone has some ideas on. First, my setup (which admitedly is more unique than most):

  • Roku Ultra - - HDMI 1 - - 1080p Panasonic
  • Cables are 2.0
  • Firmware 1010.5
The issue is exclusively when receiving 4K signal (apps like VUDU, Disney, USB from Roku with Dolby trailers). When I play a movie/video, sometmes all is well and sometimes I only get video (no audio front, rear or sub). And in the cases where I do get both, if I dare pause the movie or back out to menu, audio always drops. Either turning off/on the Soundbar or cycling through the inputs back around to HDMI 1 will get me sound back, but then I am back to sometimes the sound works and sometimes not when resuming the movie.

No issues at all with non 4K (YouTube, other various apps).

Am I just screwed until I upgrade to a 4K TV via eARC? Or does anyone know a fix? Again, to be clear, video is perfect (1080p of course), but never an issue with it.

Thanks
 

Dalibor Koplik

Novice Member
I have very similar issue with Dolby Atmos from internal Netflix app on 65OLED754 (also built in demo in TV and other demo files do this) and the same way as yours helps (switch source or turn off/on). This was not happening when switched TV audio output to multichannel audio from bypass, but my feeling from the sound decoded by TV was not as good as by soundbar - but it may be just a feeling, I need to play with it a bit more.
 

BeefS2

Active Member
guessing yours don’t do it then just don’t want it damaging speaker and WiFi is about 10 feet away
Yes, I don’t have that problem but have had similar problems with another soundbar. I limited my 5g band and shut off the 2.4ghz band. Haven’t a problem since. If the router is 10 ft away, then it sounds like that’s not the problem. Do you have the latest firmware on the rears?
 

reecelouie94

Active Member
Yes, I don’t have that problem but have had similar problems with another soundbar. I limited my 5g band and shut off the 2.4ghz band. Haven’t a problem since. If the router is 10 ft away, then it sounds like that’s not the problem. Do you have the latest firmware on the rears?
Yeah everything’s fine sound quality is fine and great just that noise I don’t want it breaking speaker because It’s obvs gone when things are played just when silent if I press ear to it it I can hear it
 

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