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 8.6 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.
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. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
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 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. For multichannel surround Yamaha YSP-2700 got a rating of 6, and Samsung HW-N850 9 out of 10.