Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

Votes 8 8
Rating 4.5 4.5

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
Samsung HW-Q70R
7.6
10
10

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Samsung HW-Q70R

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
HW-Q70R

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

112
1601

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
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

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

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

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
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround

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

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q70R
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 7.6Samsung HW-Q70R

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