Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. HW-Q80R has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 vs 7.6 out of 10 for MusicCast BAR 400.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q80R over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

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

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Samsung HW-Q80R

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

Common strengths

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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
6.8
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
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

Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Model

HW-Q80R
MusicCast BAR 400

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1319
97

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, mute

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (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)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
2.7/6
Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

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