Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

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Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Yamaha YAS-109

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
Yamaha YAS-109
7
5
8
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

HW-M360/ZA
YAS-109

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

846
234

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, input
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
3.4/7.5
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price