The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6,6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 200 (overall) W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 120 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs.
The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the MusicCast BAR 400 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available for the ATS-1070. A built-in microphone is present only on the MusicCast BAR 400. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 6 points out of 10.