Denon HEOS BAR vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Rating 5 5
Denon HEOS BAR
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Denon HEOS BAR vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HEOS BAR has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, sound off and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Denon HEOS BAR has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon HEOS BAR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HEOS BAR received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible

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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

HEOS BAR
ATS-1070

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

20
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
3.1/7.5
Denon HEOS BAR
Yamaha ATS-1070
Denon HEOS BAR
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7
  • 6
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price