Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-108 review

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Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-108 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Yamaha YAS-108
6.2
10
8

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-108 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Yamaha YAS-108

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 6.2 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone 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-Q950T has 9.1.4 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-108. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 120 W for the YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q950T has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-108 - wired and wireless. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-108 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q950T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q950T has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-108. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q950T received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

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-Q950T.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q950T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Yamaha YAS-108

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

Advantages Yamaha YAS-108 over Samsung HW-Q950T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-108

Model

HW-Q950T
YAS-108

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

28
1385

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, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround, 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 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.1/7.1

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-108

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 6.2
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-108