Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

Votes 4 4
Rating 5 5

Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
Samsung HW-Q70R
7.6
10
10

Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

Yamaha YSP-2700
vs
Samsung HW-Q70R

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Both soundbars received a score of 7.6 in our ranking. 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-Q70R.

Audio features

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-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 107 (overall) versus 330 (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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. 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 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YSP-2700 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q70R. As in the YSP-2700, so in the HW-Q70R 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 8 out of 10, while the HW-Q70R was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The YSP-2700 was rated 6/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

YSP-2700
HW-Q70R

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

27
1601

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, mute, connect
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

107 (overall)
330 (overall)

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)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
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

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.7
3.5/7.9

Other

Release year

2016
2019
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-Q70R
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700
  • 7.6Samsung HW-Q70R