Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-Q950T

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YAS-207 vs HW-Q950T comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q950T
Multichannel surround

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

Yamaha YAS-207
Samsung HW-Q950T

Comparison of Yamaha YAS-207 and Samsung HW-Q950T will reveal the best features offered by the devices. HW-Q950T is a better soundbar than the YAS-207. Its sound profile is well-balanced and stereo performance is better. According to the results of our comparison, YAS-207 received 5,4 points out of 10 possible, and HW-Q950T was rated 8.4 points.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-207 over Samsung HW-Q950T

  • We do not know advantages

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Yamaha YAS-207

  • Comes with 2 separate speakers
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Supports object-oriented sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Surround sound with DTS:X support
  • Possible to create a multi-room system
  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • Supports external media connection via USB
  • Voice control supports
  • Built-in microphone

Audio features

The YAS-207 is rated 7 of 10 against 9 for the HW-Q950T 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-207 and the HW-Q950T.

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-207 has 2.1 channels, while the HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Yamaha YAS-207 has 200 W, and 546 (overall) W has the competitor.

YAS-207 HW-Q950T
Built-in channels2.19.1.4
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W200546 (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. Both reviewed devices are equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

YAS-207 HW-Q950T
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

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-207 received rating 4 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the HW-Q950T, in the same category, earned 9 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. Dolby Atmos surround sound support is implemented only in Samsung HW-Q950T.

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. The manufacturer has implemented DTS:X technology only in HW-Q950T.

YAS-207 HW-Q950T
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby DigitalDolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS (other)DTS Virtual:Xhas not

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services. For the ability to work with streaming services, the YAS-207 received 4 points, and the HW-Q950T - 6 on a 10-point scale.


None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars.

YAS-207 HW-Q950T
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Other streaming serviceshas nothas 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-207 was rated 6 out of 10, and Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8 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 HW-Q950T.

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 YAS-207 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the HW-Q950T got 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

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.

YAS-207 HW-Q950T
Ethernet (RJ45)00
HDMI input/output1/02/1
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)1/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00


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 Samsung HW-Q950T 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. The HW-Q950T has the ability to use a multiroom system.

YAS-207 HW-Q950T
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App control
Remote control


YAS-207 HW-Q950T
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in92.9 x 5.8 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.3 x 10.6122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
Weight, kg/pounds2.7/6.16.8/15.7
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