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