I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q800T vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 8.2, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q800T 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-Q800T has 3.1.2 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 120 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-Q800T 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. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q800T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the HW-Q800T, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q800T at 9 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q800T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q800T may become part of a multiroom system.
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 YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.