Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Sony HT-Z9F
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 6.8, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-Z9F and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-Z9F has 3.1 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 60 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the HT-Z9F via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-Z9F. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-Z9F versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the HT-Z9F, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HT-Z9F at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-107 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-Z9F may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-Z9F. The HT-Z9F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The YAS-107 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The HT-Z9F was rated 7/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

HT-Z9F
YAS-107

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

175
774

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
3.1/7.5
Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha YAS-107
Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price