Samsung HW-N950 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Samsung HW-N950
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

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 8.2, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. 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.

Audio features

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 60 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 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-N950 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the HW-N950 and the YAS-107 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify. Audio streaming from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast is in each of the presented soundbars.

Connectivity

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-N950. The HW-N950 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The YAS-107 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The HW-N950 was rated 7/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over Yamaha YAS-107

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

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Samsung HW-N950

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-N950
8.2
Yamaha YAS-107
6.2
10
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N950
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

HW-N950
YAS-107

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

103
805

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
wired

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 YAS-107
Samsung HW-N950
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6.2
  • 8.2Samsung HW-N950
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

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