Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-S40T review

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Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-S40T review

Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Samsung HW-S40T

The Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.4 out of 10 versus 5 for HW-S40T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.0. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-209 versus 100 W for the HW-S40T. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-209.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-209 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-209 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Samsung HW-S40T. Only the YAS-209 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-209 received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-209. 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-209 got a rating of 6, and Samsung HW-S40T 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-S40T

Model

YAS-209
HW-S40T

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

693
160

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
1.8/4.2

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-S40T
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-S40T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 5
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T

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