Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha ATS-1070 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Yamaha ATS-1070
6,6
10
5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 6,6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone 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-Q950T has 9.1.4 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 120 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q950T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q950T has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HW-Q950T received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q950T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q950T.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q950T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and Yamaha ATS-1070 6 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Samsung HW-Q950T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

HW-Q950T
ATS-1070

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

28
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
120

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.1/7.5

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha ATS-1070
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 6,6
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 6,6Yamaha ATS-1070