Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

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Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
Yamaha YAS-109

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 6.8 out of 10 versus 7 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

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 60 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 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

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 9/10, respectively.

Features

Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q80R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q80R. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 7, and Yamaha YAS-109 5 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q80R over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Samsung HW-Q80R

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
6.8
Yamaha YAS-109
7
8
8
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

HW-Q80R
YAS-109

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1393
482

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, 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)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.4/7.5
Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109

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