Yamaha YAS-209 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha YAS-209 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 6.6, 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, microphone for the YAS-209 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 YAS-209 has 2.0 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 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-209 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 YAS-209 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the YAS-209, 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 YAS-209 at 7 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-209 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-209 equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-209 or HT-CT800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The YAS-209 was rated 5/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.6
Sony HT-CT800
5.6
8
5
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-CT800

Model

YAS-209
HT-CT800

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

512
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, microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
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)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
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 YAS-209
Sony HT-CT800
Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price