If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha YAS-109 was rated 7, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-109 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q70R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-109 has 2.0 and HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 60 versus 330 (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 and wireless, but HW-Q70R 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. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models 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-109, so in the HW-Q70R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-109 at 9 out of 10, while the HW-Q70R was rated 7/10.
Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The YAS-109 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The YAS-109 was rated 5/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.
The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price