The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-X9000F vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HT-X9000F has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 6,6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up 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 Sony HT-X9000F has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 300 (overall) W for the HT-X9000F versus 120 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-X9000F got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-X9000F received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
App control is available for the ATS-1070. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. For multichannel surround Sony HT-X9000F got a rating of 9, and Yamaha ATS-1070 6 out of 10.