It makes sense comparing Yamaha YAS-107 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, YAS-107 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-107 has 2.0 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. The output power is different and equal to 120 W for the YAS-107 versus 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850. Only the Yamaha YAS-107 has a built-in subwoofer. The YAS-107 has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the HW-N850 - wireless. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.
Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-107 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the YAS-107 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N850. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N850.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-107 got a rating of 6, and Samsung HW-N850 9 out of 10.