Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-Q60R

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Yamaha YAS-207 review

The leader in terms of audio features is clear. The Yamaha boasts 2.1 channels and 100W while Samsung has 5.1 channels and 360W of power. In the center of the front panel there is a line of LED indicators, they display the selected source, activity of the processes (Surround, Clear Voice, etc.) or respond in a friendly blink to adjust the volume. On the right is the touch control panel. It is possible to program the soundbar to work with a standard TV remote control, this is now a standard feature for acoustics of this kind. But the most interesting is the free mobile application for iOS and Android. Yamaha YAS-207

Samsung HW-Q60R review

The good news is that HDMI ports can handle 4K / 60p, 4: 4: 4, HDCP 2.2 and wide dynamic range (in particular, HDR10, HLG, HDR10 and Dolby Vision). The HDMI output also allegedly supports eARC (Advanced Audio Return Channel), which allows lossless sound to be transferred back to the soundbar from the TV via HDMI-ARC - although some are more successful than others. Samsung HW-Q60R

Yamaha YAS-207 pros & cons

Pros

  • It's Clear Voice option, if enabled, will make dialogues and narrations sound clearer
  • It comes with wireless subwoofer for dynamic sound

Cons

  • As other reviews have mentioned the sound level and Base wavers up and down. Possibly a crossover issue

Samsung HW-Q60R pros & cons

Pros

  • Setup is very simple. If you know where you’re going to put these speakers, it’ll take you less than 10 minutes
  • The overall built quality is all premium. A metal finish to the edges and rear while still keeping it simple (not flashy), makes this a valuable accessory for your television

Cons

  • The sound bar is very heavy. You’ll need some support if you want to wall mount it
  • Only two HDMI inputs. Basically your TV and a gaming console

Votes 5 5
Rating 2.8 2.8

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-207
5,2
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
5
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

YAS-207
HW-Q60R

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

1514
825

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

92.9 x 5.8 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.3 x 10.6
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
3.5/7.9
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5,2
  • 4.4
  • 5,2Yamaha YAS-207
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

The Yamaha YAS-207 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-207 price