Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q70R

MusicCast BAR 400 vs HW-Q70R comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
Samsung HW-Q70R
7.6
10
10

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

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 8.2 out of 10 vs 7.6 out of 10 for HW-Q70R.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • 5.1 vs 3.1.2 built-in channels
  • AirPlay 2 compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • 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
  • Multi-room support
Votes 8 8
Rating 3.8 3.8
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

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

112
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
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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 2

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

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
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 Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround

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

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q70R
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 7.6Samsung HW-Q70R

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