Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-N850 review

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Yamaha YSP-2700
vs
Samsung HW-N850

It makes sense comparing Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, YSP-2700 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YSP-2700 has 7.1 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. The output power is different and equal to 107 (overall) W for the YSP-2700 versus 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Yamaha YSP-2700 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Only the HW-N850 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YSP-2700 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YSP-2700 received a rating of 9/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YSP-2700. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha YSP-2700.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Yamaha YSP-2700 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N850 7 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over Samsung HW-N850

  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Samsung HW-N850 over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
Samsung HW-N850
7.2
8
6
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-N850

Model

YSP-2700
HW-N850

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

27
33

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, mute, connect
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

107 (overall)
372 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
2/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
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

94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.7
8.1/18.7
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-N850
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-N850

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700
  • 7.2Samsung HW-N850

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