Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

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Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Yamaha YAS-209

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-M360/ZA vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 5.6, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-M360/ZA has 2.1 and YAS-209 has 2.0. Soundbars have the same power - 100 W. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-M360/ZA. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. 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-M360/ZA at 5 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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-M360/ZA or YAS-209. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The HW-M360/ZA was rated 2/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
Yamaha YAS-209
6.6
5
8
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

HW-M360/ZA
YAS-209

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

846
255

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
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

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
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
2.7/6
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price