Yamaha YAS-209 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Yamaha YAS-209 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha YAS-209 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. Both soundbars received a score of 6.4 in our ranking. 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, 200 versus 350 (overall) 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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 same score of 6/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-CT800

Model

YAS-209
HT-CT800

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

693
323

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

200
350 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

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

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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 (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS-HD

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

Other

Release year

2019
2017
Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-CT800
Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6.4Sony HT-CT800