The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-S40T vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-S40T has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6,6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.0. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-S40T versus 120 W for the ATS-1070. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the ATS-1070.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the ATS-1070 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.
App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-S40T got a rating of 5, and Yamaha ATS-1070 6 out of 10.