l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-K850. The Yamaha YAS-207 was rated 5, while the Samsung HW-K850 has a rating 5.6. 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, source for the HW-K850.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-207 has 2.1 and HW-K850 has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 350 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-207 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-K850 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-K850. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-207 versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-K850. As in the YAS-207, so in the HW-K850 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the YAS-207 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-K850 was rated 7/10.
The manufacturer of the YAS-207 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-K850. 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-K850 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.
The Samsung HW-K850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-K850 price