An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-M360/ZA has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-M360/ZA versus 60 W for the YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The HW-M360/ZA has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - wired and wireless. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the HW-M360/ZA supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-109 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-M360/ZA received a rating of 5/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. 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. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 2, and Yamaha YAS-109 5 out of 10.
The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price