Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-S40T review

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Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-S40T review

Yamaha YAS-108
vs
Samsung HW-S40T

The Yamaha YAS-108 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, YAS-108 has a total rating of 6.2 out of 10 versus 5 for HW-S40T. 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. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.0. The output power is different and equal to 120 W for the YAS-108 versus 100 W for the HW-S40T. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-108 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-S40T 6 for its 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. The Yamaha YAS-108 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Samsung HW-S40T. Only the YAS-108 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-108 received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. 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-S40T

  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-S40T

Model

YAS-108
HW-S40T

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

1321
160

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
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

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

1/1
1/0

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
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
66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
1.8/4.2

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-S40T
Yamaha YAS-108
Samsung HW-S40T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 5
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-108
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T

The Yamaha YAS-108 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-108 price

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