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.
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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-209.
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.
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.
The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price