Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Votes 5 5
Rating 4.4 4.4

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-N650 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
Samsung HW-N650
7.6
8
8

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-N650. The Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 6.4, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209 and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-209 has 2.0 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 versus 360 (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 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-209 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10. 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. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-209 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the YAS-209, so in the HW-N650 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-N650 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-209 or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 6/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Samsung HW-N650

  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-N650

Model

YAS-209
HW-N650

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

693
68

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, microphone
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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)

0/0
1/0

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 (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Virtual:X, DTS TruSurround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.1/7.9

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-N650
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 7.6
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 7.6Samsung HW-N650

The Samsung HW-N650 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N650 price