Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-Q60T

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YAS-109 vs HW-Q60T comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-Q60T
Multichannel surround

Yamaha YAS-109 vs Samsung HW-Q60T review

Yamaha YAS-109
Samsung HW-Q60T

Comparing Yamaha YAS-109 and Samsung HW-Q60T makes sense because it shows what devices in their segment can offer. YAS-109 offers better sound and bass than its opponent - HW-Q60T. According to the results of our comparison, YAS-109 received 8 points out of 10 possible, and HW-Q60T was rated 5.5 points.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Samsung HW-Q60T

  • Has an integrated subwoofer
  • Available the Apple Music service
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • Voice control supports
  • Built-in microphone

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60T over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Comes with 2 separate speakers
  • Separate subwoofer provided

Audio features

The YAS-109 is rated 5 of 10 against 7 for the HW-Q60T according to the audio features rating.


It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the YAS-109 and the HW-Q60T.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the YAS-109 has 2.1 channels, while the HW-Q60T has 5.1 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Yamaha YAS-109 has 120 (overall) W, and 360 (overall) W has the competitor.

YAS-109 HW-Q60T
Built-in channels2.15.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W120 (overall)360 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)02
Separate speaker connectionswirelesswireless


Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. A built-in subwoofer is only present in the YAS-109. The HW-Q60T comes with an external subwoofer. Yamaha YAS-109 has the ability to handle wired connections from an external subwoofer, while Samsung HW-Q60T only has wireless connections.

YAS-109 HW-Q60T
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswiredwireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The YAS-109 received rating 8 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the HW-Q60T, in the same category, earned 5 out of 10 points.


The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we look at the models in terms of Dolby Atmos support, then none of these soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is not implemented in any of the soundbars in this comparison.

YAS-109 HW-Q60T
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIDolby Digital
DTS (other)DTS Digital SurroundDTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.


The popular Spotify service is available on the YAS-109.

YAS-109 HW-Q60T
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Other streaming servicesPandora, SoundCloudhas not


The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: Yamaha YAS-109 was rated 8 out of 10, and Samsung HW-Q60T was rated 7 out of 10.


The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the YAS-109.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The competitors in this comparison has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

YAS-109 HW-Q60T
Ethernet (RJ45)10
HDMI input/output1/11/1
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output10


Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Only Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

YAS-109 HW-Q60T
Voice control
App control
Remote control


YAS-109 HW-Q60T
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in89x5.3x13.1/35x2.7x5.796.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.3 x 4.1
Weight, kg/pounds3.4/7.53.1/7.5
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