Yamaha YAS-209 vs Samsung HW-Q70R

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Samsung HW-Q70R review

Samsung has 3.1.2 channels vs 2.0 from its opponent. The output power is 330W against 100W. The restrained and minimalist look matches most other modern TVs, and the width means that it can be used with screen sizes up to 65 inches. A regular three-character screen is located in the far front right corner of the soundbar. The display lights up when you select inputs, change settings, adjust the volume, or select one of the four available sound modes. On the front panel on the right are several basic controls for power, volume and source selection; everything else is controlled using the included remote. Samsung HW-Q70R

Yamaha YAS-209 review

The rear panel of the YAS-209 has one HDMI input compatible with 4K and HDR, and an HDMI output with ARC support. There is also an optical input for TVs that do not support ARC, and an Ethernet connector for those who prefer to use a wired network connection than Wi-Fi. Connecting the YAS-209 to the Internet allows, among other things, Spotify Connect. Well, there is also built-in Bluetooth. Yamaha YAS-209

Samsung HW-Q70R pros & cons

Pros

  • Because of identical drivers, it’s easier to move the speakers around the three-dimensional soundstage without noticeably changing character from speaker to speaker
  • Touch sensitive buttons on the soundbar for volume level, inputs, and basically everything you need in a quick layout

Cons

  • The setup is simple, but there are so many features that I wish this system can guide you through upon “setting up”

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

Votes 19 19
Rating 4.2 4.2

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
Samsung HW-Q70R
6.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

YAS-209
HW-Q70R

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

335
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, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
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)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
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)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
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 YAS-209
Samsung HW-Q70R
Yamaha YAS-209
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 6.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R

The Samsung HW-Q70R is better soundbar in this comparison - check Samsung HW-Q70R price.