I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-M360 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-M360 was rated 4.5, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-M360 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-M360 has 2.1 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 60 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-M360 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-M360 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-107. We rated the connectivity of the HW-M360 at 5 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-M360 or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-107 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The HW-M360 was rated 2/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.
The Yamaha YAS-107 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-107 price