I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-N950 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-N950 was rated 8.6, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, volume down, volume up for the HW-N950 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-N950 has 7.1.4 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 512 (overall) versus 120 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-N950 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-N950 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10.
AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify. Audio streaming from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast is in each of the presented soundbars.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-N950. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-N950 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the HW-N950, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HW-N950 at 7 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-N950 equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-N950 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-N950. The HW-N950 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-N950 was rated 7/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.