An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-T550 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-T550 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 6.8 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, 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-T550 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HW-T550 versus 120 W for the YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The HW-T550 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - wired and wireless. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their 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 HW-T550 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, 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 Samsung HW-T550 got a rating of 5, and Yamaha YAS-109 6 out of 10.
The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price