Samsung HW-N950 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Samsung HW-N950
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-N950 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-N950 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, volume down, volume up and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-N950 has 7.1.4 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950 versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-N950 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-N950 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-N950 has 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HW-N950 received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N950. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N950.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N950 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-N950 got a rating of 7, and Yamaha ATS-1070 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Samsung HW-N950

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-N950
8.2
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
10
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N950
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

HW-N950
ATS-1070

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

103
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)
60

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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
1

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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

8.8/19.4
3.1/7.5
Samsung HW-N950
Yamaha ATS-1070
Samsung HW-N950
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6
  • 8.2Samsung HW-N950
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price