If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 6.8, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-Z9F and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.
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-209 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 100 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 7 out of 10 in our ranking.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-Z9F versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-209. As in the HT-Z9F, so in the YAS-209 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-Z9F at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-209 was rated 7/10.
The manufacturer of the YAS-209 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-209 equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-Z9F may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-Z9F. The HT-Z9F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The YAS-209 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The HT-Z9F was rated 7/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.
The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price