Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Samsung HW-N850

MusicCast BAR 400 vs HW-N850 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
Samsung HW-N850
8.6
10
10
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
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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Samsung HW-N850

Nov 29, 2019

Samsung HW-N850 comes at a high level from the flagship HW-N950 "Cinematic" from the manufacturer, and in fact Samsung HW-N850 specs are the same, but without wireless rear speakers. This means that y...

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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-N850

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
HW-N850

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

112
29

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, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
372 (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
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
2/0

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
has not

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
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
8.1/18.7

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-N850
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Samsung HW-N850

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 8.6
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N850