An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 6.8 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-Q80R versus 120 W for the YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q80R has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - wired and wireless. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-109 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-109. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q80R.
Only the HW-Q80R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q80R. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 10, and Yamaha YAS-109 6 out of 10.