Yamaha YAS-107 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

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Yamaha YAS-107
vs
Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YAS-107 vs Samsung HW-N650. The Yamaha YAS-107 was rated 6.2, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107 and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-107 has 2.0 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 60 versus 360 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-107 via wired, but HW-N650 has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the YAS-107 and the HW-N650 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify. Audio streaming from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast is in each of the presented soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the YAS-107, so in the HW-N650 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the YAS-107 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-N650 equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-N650 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-107 or HW-N650. 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 YAS-107 was rated 4/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Samsung HW-N650

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over Yamaha YAS-107

  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-107
6.2
Samsung HW-N650
6.6
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-107
Samsung HW-N650

Model

YAS-107
HW-N650

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

805
67

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

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

88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.5
3.1/7.9
Yamaha YAS-107
Samsung HW-N650
Yamaha YAS-107
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107
  • 6.6Samsung HW-N650

The Samsung HW-N650 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N650 price