Samsung HW-Q800T vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

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Samsung HW-Q800T vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
10
8

Samsung HW-Q800T vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

Samsung HW-Q800T
vs
Yamaha YAS-209

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-Q800T vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q800T was rated 8.2, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q800T and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q800T has 3.1.2 and YAS-209 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (overall) versus 200 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 Samsung HW-Q800T for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-209 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q800T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-209. As in the HW-Q800T, so in the YAS-209 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q800T at 9 out of 10, while the YAS-209 was rated 7/10.

Features

Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q800T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q800T. The HW-Q800T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q800T was rated 10/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Yamaha YAS-209

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

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Amazon Music compatible
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q800T
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

HW-Q800T
YAS-209

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1048
693

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
200

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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
1

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)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa

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 Digital Surround
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Samsung HW-Q800T
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-Q800T
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6.4
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209

Samsung HW-Q800T competitors

Yamaha YAS-209 competitors