KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Yamaha YAS-209

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The KEF HTF7003 was rated 5, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - passive versus active respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HTF7003 has 3.0 and YAS-209 has 2.0. Soundbars have the same power - 100 W. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 6 out of 10 received the KEF HTF7003 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-209 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YAS-209 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. Bluetooth support integrated in the YAS-209. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-209. We rated the connectivity of the HTF7003 at 4 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 models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HTF7003 or YAS-209. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
Yamaha YAS-209
6.6
inapplicable
6
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
5
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

HTF7003
YAS-209

Brand

KEF
Yamaha

Reviews

11
255

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
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

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
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
2.7/6
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YAS-209
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.6
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price