Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q70R

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Samsung HW-Q70R

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q70R that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 vs 6.6 out of 10 for HW-Q70R.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • AirPlay 2 compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • 3.1.2 vs 2.1 built-in channels
  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Common strengths

  • Both soundbars have separate subwoofers in package
  • Spotify compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • 1/1 HDMI in/out
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Both have microphones
Votes 5 5
Rating 3.6 3.6

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
Samsung HW-Q70R
6.6
8
8
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review

Jan 24, 2020

Yamaha has extensive experience with sound panels, so when it releases something new in this area, expectations are high. Fortunately, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 - a 2.1-channel soundbar consisting...

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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
HW-Q70R

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

97
1319

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
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
330 (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)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
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

94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.5/7.9
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q70R
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6.6
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price