Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-R450 review

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Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-R450 review

Yamaha YAS-207
vs
Samsung HW-R450

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-R450. The Yamaha YAS-207 was rated 5,4, while the Samsung HW-R450 has a rating 4. 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, source for the HW-R450.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 versus 200 (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-R450 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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. 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-R450 was rated 5/10.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-207 or HW-R450. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-207 over Samsung HW-R450

  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-R450

Model

YAS-207
HW-R450

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

2129
1577

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, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

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
0/0

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

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
89 x 5 x 5/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
1.3/3.3

Other

Release year

2017
2019
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-R450
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-R450

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5,4
  • 4
  • 5,4Yamaha YAS-207
  • 4Samsung HW-R450

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

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