Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha YAS-108 review

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Samsung HW-J355
vs
Yamaha YAS-108

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 5.8. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-J355 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-108. The output power is different and equal to 60 W for the HW-J355 versus 120 W for the YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the HW-J355 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-J355 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-108 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-J355 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 YAS-108. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-108 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 2, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YAS-108

Model

HW-J355
YAS-108

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

996
619

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
88.9 x 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
3.1/7.1
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YAS-108

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 5.8Yamaha YAS-108

The Samsung HW-J355 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-J355 price