Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-J355 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-207
vs
Samsung HW-J355

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-J355 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha YAS-207 was rated 5, while the Samsung HW-J355 has a rating 5.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-207 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 60 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-207 via wireless, but HW-J355 has wired and wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-J355. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-207. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-207 or HW-J355. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-207 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The YAS-207 was rated 4/10, while the HW-J355 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-J355

Model

YAS-207
HW-J355

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

1186
996

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

92.9 x 5.8 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.3 x 10.6
94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
1.3/3.5
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-J355

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.8
  • 5Yamaha YAS-207
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355

The Samsung HW-J355 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-J355 price