If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 8.2, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q70R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 and HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 (overall) versus 330 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the MusicCast BAR 400, so in the HW-Q70R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the MusicCast BAR 400 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-Q70R was rated 7/10.
The manufacturer of the HW-Q70R provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 6/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.