Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
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Yamaha ATS-1070

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 7.6 out of 10 versus 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.

Audio features

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 100 W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

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 9/10 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.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The MusicCast BAR 400 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
8
5
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
ATS-1070

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

101
0

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

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
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, Siri

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

94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.1/7.5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Yamaha ATS-1070
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price