Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-207
5,4
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
5
10

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

Yamaha YAS-207
vs
Samsung HW-Q950T

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-207 has a total rating of 5,4 out of 10 versus 8.4 for HW-Q950T. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone, 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 9.1.4 for the Samsung HW-Q950T. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-207 versus 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T. 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-Q950T 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q950T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-207 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/1 of the Samsung HW-Q950T. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the YAS-207 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q950T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q950T.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q950T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-207 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-Q950T 9 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Yamaha YAS-207

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q950T

Model

YAS-207
HW-Q950T

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

2182
28

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
multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
9.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
546 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

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
122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
6.8/15.7

Other

Release year

2017
2020
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q950T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5,4
  • 8.4
  • 5,4Yamaha YAS-207
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T