Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

Votes 8 8
Rating 3.7 3.7

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-Q70R

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-Q70R

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 8.2, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, microphone mute for the YAS-209 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q70R.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-209 has 2.1 and HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 (overall) versus 330 (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 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-209 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q70R received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.


Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the YAS-209, so in the HW-Q70R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-209 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-Q70R was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q70R may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The YAS-209 was rated 8/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Yamaha YAS-209
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