The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.0. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the YAS-209 versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-209 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Yamaha YAS-209 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-209 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 YAS-209 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 YAS-209. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-209 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 5, and Yamaha ATS-1070 4 out of 10.
The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price