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