Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-R550 review

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Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-R550 comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-R550 review

Yamaha YAS-108
vs
Samsung HW-R550

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.

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-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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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. 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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-108 over Samsung HW-R550

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Spotify support
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Samsung HW-R550 over Yamaha YAS-108

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-R550

Model

YAS-108
HW-R550

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

1385
1236

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
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
320 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
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

1/1
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)

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
has not

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
89 x 5 x 7.6/35.6 x 2.2 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
2.2/4.9

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-R550
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-R550

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 5
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-108
  • 5Samsung HW-R550