l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-K850. The Yamaha YSP-2700 was rated 7.6, while the Samsung HW-K850 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect for the YSP-2700 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-K850.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YSP-2700 has 7.1 and HW-K850 has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 107 (overall) versus 350 (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 9 out of 10 received the Yamaha YSP-2700 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-K850 received 6 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YSP-2700 versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-K850. As in the YSP-2700, so in the HW-K850 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YSP-2700 at 9 out of 10, while the HW-K850 was rated 7/10.
The manufacturer of the YSP-2700 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YSP-2700 equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-K850. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The YSP-2700 was rated 4/10, while the HW-K850 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.
The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price