Samsung HW-Q800T vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
10
10

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-Q800T vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400. Both soundbars received a score of 8.2 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q800T and power, volume down, volume up, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 and MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 200 (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. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q800T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400. As in the HW-Q800T, so in the MusicCast BAR 400 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q800T at 9 out of 10, while the MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-Q800T 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-Q800T. The HW-Q800T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q800T was rated 10/10, while the MusicCast BAR 400 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

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

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Amazon Music compatible
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Model

HW-Q800T
MusicCast BAR 400

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

664
112

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input, mute

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-Q800T
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q800T
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

The Samsung HW-Q800T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q800T price

Samsung HW-Q800T competitors

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 competitors