Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-108
6.2
Samsung HW-R650
5.2
8
4

Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Yamaha YAS-108
vs
Samsung HW-R650

Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-108 has a total rating of 6.2 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and volume down, volume up, power, source, 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 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. The output power is different and equal to 120 W for the YAS-108 versus 340 (overall) W for the HW-R650. 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-R650 - wireless. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-108.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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. App control is available for the YAS-108. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-108. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-108 over Samsung HW-R650

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

Advantages Samsung HW-R650 over Yamaha YAS-108

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-R650

Model

YAS-108
HW-R650

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

1321
427

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
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
340 (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, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround

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
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
2.9/6.4

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-R650
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-R650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 5.2
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-108
  • 5.2Samsung HW-R650

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