Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Samsung HW-J355
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-J355 was rated 5.8, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-J355 has 2.1 and YAS-107 has 2.0. Soundbars have the same power - 60 W. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-J355 via wired and wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the HW-J355 and the YAS-107 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify. Audio streaming from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast is in each of the presented soundbars.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-J355. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-107. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-J355 or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-107 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The HW-J355 was rated 2/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over Yamaha YAS-107

  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Samsung HW-J355

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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
Yamaha YAS-107
6.2
5
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

HW-J355
YAS-107

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1070
805

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
wired

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 YAS-107
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The Yamaha YAS-107 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-107 price