In this article, we will talk about Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-R550 comparison. The Yamaha YAS-108 was rated 6.2, while the Samsung HW-R550 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-108 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-R550.
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-R550 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 versus 320 (overall) 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-R550 has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The YAS-108 can play audio from Spotify.
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. As in the YAS-108, so in the HW-R550 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-108 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-108 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-108 or HW-R550. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-108 was rated 5/10, while the HW-R550 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.