Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-M360 review

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Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-M360 comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-M360

Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-M360 review

Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-M360

The Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-M360 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha YAS-109 was rated 8, while the Samsung HW-M360 has a rating 4.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, microphone mute for the YAS-109 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-M360.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 (overall) versus 200 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-109. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-109 via wired, but HW-M360 has wireless connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-109 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-M360 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

The YAS-109 can play audio from Spotify.


Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-109. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-109. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-109 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-M360 was rated 5/10.


Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YAS-109 equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-M360 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-109 or HW-M360. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-109 was rated 8/10, while the HW-M360 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Samsung HW-M360

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone

Advantages Samsung HW-M360 over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
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