The unboxing expertise can be very nice, the highest of the field has the soundbar, and eradicating it reveals the large subwoofer unit and the 2 rear audio system.
Similar to the straightforward packaging and all-in-one bundle, the setup can be plug-and-play. So, I plugged in all the ability cords after which linked the HDMI cable to the eARC port. The size of the ability twine is ample. I believe Samsung ought to have supplied longer cables for the rear audio system not less than. Relaxation the whole lot is automated. The rear audio system and subwoofer linked mechanically. Zero trouble there.
The soundbar has three HDMI ports that make it simpler to attach exterior gadgets like a streaming gadget or a gaming console.
Actually, if in case you have a appropriate Samsung TV, the HDMI cable even isn’t required because the soundbar connects to the TV wi-fi. Sure, it’s true, the Q990B helps wi-fi connectivity and delivers Dolby ATMOS and DTS expertise as nicely.
So, I linked it to the Samsung Q95B TV and it detected the soundbar nearly immediately and likewise engaged the Q-Symphony Sound characteristic. For these of you who don’t know what Q-Symphony is, then it’s a sound characteristic that makes use of Samsung TVs’ built-in audio system to deliver up the general soundstage and provides higher sound high quality.
Throughout my testing, I haven’t confronted any wi-fi connection points together with whereas the soundbar is linked wirelessly to the TV. Nonetheless, I like to recommend utilizing an HDMI connection to get the perfect ATMOS expertise.
This goes with out saying that this soundbar has quite a bit and lots of speaker drivers. 22 to be actual, which contains the entire 11.1.4-channel (16-channel system) and a complete output of 656W. Out of 16, the soundbar unit itself has 9 channels distributed as left, centre, and proper on the entrance, then two on both finish (vast) positioned diagonally and two on both finish of the bar (sides). From the remaining seven, one is the subwoofer which is very large at 8-inch and every satellite tv for pc speaker packs three audio system entrance, facet and prime. So, in whole, the Q990B has 4 up-firing channels, 4 facet projecting channels, and a couple of sides for a a lot wider soundstage which makes it a whole Dolby Atmos soundbar setup by itself.
One factor I want to spotlight right here is that with that many drivers packed inside the soundbar and the brand new metallic chassis as a substitute of the earlier material materials, the soundbar bar is heavy. Certain, it’s not going to win an award for the best-looking soundbar, however it’s certainly a really industrial design with provides to the premiumness and likewise goes with extra family designs.
The great factor is although, Samsung Q990B is quite a bit smaller than the LG SP11RA by way of size which is gigantic by the best way. Personally talking, it is a deal breaker as this soundbar is sweet sufficient for even individuals with smaller area.
The rear speaker is of an everyday bookshelf speaker dimension with neat cable administration cutouts. Additionally, the rear audio system have the choice to mount it on a stand or wall mount.
The subwoofer. Now, I’ve been mentioning the phrase ‘huge’ each time I’ve talked about Q990B’s subwoofer. And, that’s really true. It’s quite massive however minimalistic and tall. That makes it seem much less cumbersome than it really is.
Shifting again to the setup course of, the Samsung soundbar is appropriate with the SmartThings app and I really feel that it makes issues quite a bit simpler in comparison with utilizing the distant and the tiny LED display which might’t even present the entire identify of the centre or facet channel with out marqueeing it. The apps, nonetheless, show the whole lot and permit to manage every channel, mode, SpaceFit+, Night time mode, bass enhancements and extra.
As well as, the soundbar additionally comes with AirPlay2 help, Spotify built-in and Alexa.