Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-109
vs
Samsung HW-Q70R

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.

Audio features

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.

Streaming services

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.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-109
7
Samsung HW-Q70R
6.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

YAS-109
HW-Q70R

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

482
1393

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

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
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
3.5/7.9
Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-Q70R
Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price