Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 5.1. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the MusicCast BAR 400.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the MusicCast BAR 400 received a rating of 9/10 versus 6/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the MusicCast BAR 400. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The MusicCast BAR 400 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
8
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
HW-Q60R

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

101
1393

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
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
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, Siri

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

94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.5/7.9
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 4.4
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price