Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-N950 review

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Yamaha YAS-108
vs
Samsung HW-N950

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-108 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 8.2 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-108 has 2.0 versus 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. The output power is different and equal to 120 W for the YAS-108 versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The YAS-108 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HW-N950 - wireless. The Yamaha YAS-108 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 8 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-N950 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-N950 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-108 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N950. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.

Features

Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N950.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N950 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. The YAS-108 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-108 got a rating of 5, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-N950

Model

YAS-108
HW-N950

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

619
86

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, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
2/0

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
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
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
8.8/19.4
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-N950
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 8.2
  • 5.8Yamaha YAS-108
  • 8.2Samsung HW-N950

The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price