Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 7.6, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 110 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-CT800. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the MusicCast BAR 400, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the MusicCast BAR 400 at 9 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10. None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the MusicCast BAR 400 or HT-CT800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The MusicCast BAR 400 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 4/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • Google Play Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
Sony HT-CT800
5.6
8
5
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-CT800

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
HT-CT800

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

101
315

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
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
3/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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
0

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
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
2.8/6.1
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-CT800
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 5.6
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

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