Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-109
6.8
Samsung HW-R650
5.2
8
4

Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Yamaha YAS-109
vs
Samsung HW-R650

Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-109 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-109 has 2.0 versus 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. The output power is different and equal to 120 W for the YAS-109 versus 340 (overall) W for the HW-R650. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The YAS-109 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HW-R650 - wireless. The Yamaha YAS-109 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-R650 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-109.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-109 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the YAS-109. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-109 got a rating of 6, and Samsung HW-R650 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Samsung HW-R650

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Samsung HW-R650 over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-R650

Model

YAS-109
HW-R650

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

671
427

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
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
340 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

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

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

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)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround

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
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
2.9/6.4

Other

Release year

2019
2019
Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-R650
Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-R650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 5.2
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109
  • 5.2Samsung HW-R650

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

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