Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA review

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

The Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha YAS-207 was rated 5, while the Samsung HW-M360/ZA 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 volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA.

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. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-M360/ZA. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 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/ZA 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/ZA. 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/ZA received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Model

YAS-207
HW-M360/ZA

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

1186
763

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
volume down, volume up, power, 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)

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
88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
1.4/3.3
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.6
  • 5Yamaha YAS-207
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA

The Samsung HW-M360/ZA is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-M360/ZA price