Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-N950 review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
Samsung HW-N950
8.6
10
10

Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-N950 review

Yamaha YSP-2700
vs
Samsung HW-N950

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YSP-2700 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. 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 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. The output power is different and equal to 107 (overall) W for the YSP-2700 versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Yamaha YSP-2700 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. 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-N950. 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.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

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. For multichannel surround Yamaha YSP-2700 got a rating of 6, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-N950

Model

YSP-2700
HW-N950

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

27
106

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
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

107 (overall)
512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

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

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.7
8.8/19.4

Other

Release year

2016
2018
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-N950
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-N950

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  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950