Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Yamaha YAS-109
6.8
10
8

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Yamaha YAS-109

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 6.8 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone 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-Q950T has 9.1.4 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 120 W for the YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The HW-Q950T has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - wired and wireless. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-109 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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-Q950T 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

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-Q950T.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q950T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and Yamaha YAS-109 6 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Samsung HW-Q950T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

HW-Q950T
YAS-109

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1952
766

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
120

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

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

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.4/7.5

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 6.8
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109