Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-207
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-207 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-207 has 2.1 versus 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the YAS-207 versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-207 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q60R 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the YAS-207.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-207 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Samsung HW-Q60R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

App control is available for the YAS-207. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-207 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

YAS-207
HW-Q60R

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

1514
825

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, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
360 (overall)

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
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
3.5/7.9
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4.4
  • 5Yamaha YAS-207
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

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