Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

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Samsung HW-J355
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. The Samsung HW-J355 was rated 5.8, while the Yamaha YSP-2700 has a rating 7.6. 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, mute, connect for the YSP-2700.

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 YSP-2700 has 7.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 60 versus 107 (overall) 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 YSP-2700 has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-J355 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

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 YSP-2700. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-J355 at 6 out of 10, while the YSP-2700 was rated 9/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YSP-2700 equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-J355 or YSP-2700. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HW-J355 was rated 2/10, while the YSP-2700 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over Samsung HW-J355

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
5
8
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

HW-J355
YSP-2700

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1070
27

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
power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

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
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
3.9/8.7
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 7.6
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price