Samsung HW-Q60R vs Yamaha YAS-209

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Samsung HW-Q60R review

Comparing these two sides in terms of audio features we have an obvious leader. Samsung has 5.1 channels and 360W of power vs 2.0 channels and 100W from Yamaha. Samsung HW-Q60R can transmit the highest quality signal through its HDMI input. It is a pity that he has only one such port. Alternatively, you can use the analog input to connect older devices. You can play music stored on USB media through the Micro USB port. Via the HDMI ARC port, this soundbar supports the most common Dolby Digital and DTS soundbar formats. Enjoy 5.1 surround sound from any content encoded in these formats, such as Blu-ray discs or streaming media. Samsung HW-Q60R

Yamaha YAS-209 review

The Yamaha YAS-209 supports PCM, Dolby Digital and DTS audio tracks up to 5.1 channels. Dolby Atmos or DTS:X object sound audio formats are not supported. Instead, the panel uses DTS Virtual:X processing to add pitch to the input signal. This function is activated using the “3D Surround” button on the remote control. The dimensions of the Yamaha 209 soundbar allow you to neatly place it in front of most TVs without blocking the signals from the remote control. Yamaha YAS-209

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

Yamaha YAS-209 pros & cons

Pros

  • Including downloading the related app and making an account, total set up was maybe 5 minutes max
  • This sound bar is made to disappear into your home

Cons

  • It can’t pull off multiroom audio through Alexa

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
4
8
Yamaha YAS-209

Yamaha YAS-209 review

Jan 24, 2020

The Yamaha YAS-209 soundbar was released in 2017. Yamaha YAS-209 is an updated version of the soundbar YAS-207, providing surround sound technology DTS Virtual:X. See Yamaha YAS-209 specs in this com...

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

HW-Q60R
YAS-209

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

762
186

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)
100

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
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.9
2.7/6
Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 6.4
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209

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