If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-J355 was rated 6.6, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355 and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.
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-209 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 versus 200 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-J355 via wired and wireless, but YAS-209 has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-J355 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-209 received 6 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-209. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-J355 at 6 out of 10, while the YAS-209 was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YAS-209 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-J355 or YAS-209. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-J355 was rated 4/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.