Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
10
10

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Yamaha YSP-2700 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q950T and power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect for the YSP-2700.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 and YSP-2700 has 7.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (overall) versus 107 (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 Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 received 7 out of 10. 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 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q950T versus 3/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YSP-2700. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the YSP-2700 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.

Features

Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. 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-Q950T. The HW-Q950T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the YSP-2700 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

HW-Q950T
YSP-2700

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

28
27

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

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

has not
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
3/1

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
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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)

has not
DTS HD

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.9/8.7

Other

Release year

2020
2016
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700