Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-107 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Yamaha YAS-107
6.8
10
5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, 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-Q950T and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (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-Q950T via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q950T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q950T versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q950T at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q950T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q950T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q950T. The HW-Q950T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Yamaha YAS-107

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Samsung HW-Q950T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

HW-Q950T
YAS-107

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

28
814

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
120

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.1/7.5

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-107
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 6.8
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-107