Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-M360 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-207
vs
Samsung HW-M360

The Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-M360 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha YAS-207 was rated 5, while the Samsung HW-M360 has a rating 4.5. 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-M360.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. Soundbars have the same power - 100 W. 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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YAS-207 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-207 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-M360. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-207. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-207 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-M360 was rated 5/10.

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-M360. 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-M360 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-M360

Model

YAS-207
HW-M360

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

1186
56

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
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

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
0/0

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
90.6 x 5.3 x 6.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
1.5/3.3
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-M360
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-M360

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 5Yamaha YAS-207
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360

The Yamaha YAS-207 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-207 price