Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-207
5,4
Samsung HW-R650
5.2
5
4

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Yamaha YAS-207
vs
Samsung HW-R650

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-207 has a total rating of 5,4 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and volume down, volume up, power, 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 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-207 versus 340 (overall) W for the HW-R650. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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-R650. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the YAS-207 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

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. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-207 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-R650 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-207 over Samsung HW-R650

  • Spotify support
  • App control
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-R650

Model

YAS-207
HW-R650

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

2129
427

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
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
340 (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
1/1

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

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
DTS Digital Surround

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
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
2.9/6.4

Other

Release year

2017
2019
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-R650
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-R650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5,4
  • 5.2
  • 5,4Yamaha YAS-207
  • 5.2Samsung HW-R650

The Samsung HW-R650 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-R650 price

Yamaha YAS-207 competitors

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