KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

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Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Yamaha YAS-109

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HTF7003 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7 for YAS-109.

Audio features

The KEF HTF7003 has the passive amplification type, the Yamaha YAS-109 - active. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the KEF HTF7003 has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HTF7003 versus 60 W for the YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The KEF HTF7003 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-109 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the YAS-109.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the YAS-109 has Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-109 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HTF7003 received a rating of 4/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the YAS-109. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over KEF HTF7003

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
Yamaha YAS-109
7
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6
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8
inapplicable
5
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

HTF7003
YAS-109

Brand

KEF
Yamaha

Reviews

15
482

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
3.4/7.5
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YAS-109
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5
  • 7
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price