Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Samsung HW-J355
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input 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-J355 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is identical and equal to 60 W. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-J355 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-J355 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the ATS-1070 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

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.

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 Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 2, and Yamaha ATS-1070 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Samsung HW-J355

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
5
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

HW-J355
ATS-1070

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1070
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, input
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
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)

1/0
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

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
3.1/7.5
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha ATS-1070
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 6
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

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