Samsung HW-T550 vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
4
8

Samsung HW-T550 vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

Samsung HW-T550
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-T550 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T550 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-T550 has 2.1 and YAS-209 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The YAS-209 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the HW-T550, 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-T550 at 6 out of 10, while the YAS-209 was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-209 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-209 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-T550 or YAS-209. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-T550 was rated 5/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Samsung HW-T550

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

HW-T550
YAS-209

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

2901
693

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
200

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
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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

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 Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Samsung HW-T550
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-T550
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price

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