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