Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. The output power is identical and equal to 100 W. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the MusicCast BAR 400 received a rating of 9/10 versus 7/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the MusicCast BAR 400. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. The MusicCast BAR 400 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X9000F 7 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Sony HT-X9000F

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
8
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
HT-X9000F

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

101
216

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, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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
1

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
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
2.5/5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-X9000F
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6.8
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

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