Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-M360 review

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Yamaha YAS-108
vs
Samsung HW-M360

The Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-M360 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha YAS-108 was rated 5.8, while the Samsung HW-M360 has a rating 4.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-108 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-M360.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-108 has 2.0 and HW-M360 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 versus 100 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-108. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-108 via wired and wireless, but HW-M360 has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YAS-108 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-108. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-108 at 7 out of 10, while the HW-M360 was rated 5/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YAS-108 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-108 or HW-M360. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-108 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The YAS-108 was rated 5/10, while the HW-M360 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-M360

Model

YAS-108
HW-M360

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

820
90

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

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

88.9 x 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
90.6 x 5.3 x 6.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
1.5/3.3
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-M360
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-M360

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 4.5
  • 5.8Yamaha YAS-108
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360

The Yamaha YAS-108 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-108 price