Samsung HW-Q60R vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Samsung HW-Q60R
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Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q60R vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q60R has a total rating of 4.4 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q60R has 5.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q60R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the ATS-1070.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q60R has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

App control is available for the ATS-1070. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
4
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

HW-Q60R
ATS-1070

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1393
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.9
3.1/7.5
Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha ATS-1070
Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 6
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The Yamaha ATS-1070 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha ATS-1070 price