Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

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Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 5.6, while the Yamaha YSP-2700 has a rating 7.6. 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, 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-M360/ZA has 2.1 and YSP-2700 has 7.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 107 (overall) according to devices. 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. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-M360/ZA 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-M360/ZA. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YSP-2700. 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-M360/ZA at 5 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-M360/ZA 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-M360/ZA was rated 2/10, while the YSP-2700 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
5
8
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

HW-M360/ZA
YSP-2700

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

870
27

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, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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
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

88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
3.9/8.7
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7.6
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700

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