KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

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Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

In this article, we will talk about KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. The KEF HTF7003 was rated 5, while the Yamaha YSP-2700 has a rating 7.6.

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 YSP-2700 has 7.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 107 (overall) according to devices. 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 YSP-2700 received 9 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YSP-2700 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YSP-2700. Bluetooth support integrated in the YSP-2700. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YSP-2700. We rated the connectivity of the HTF7003 at 4 out of 10, while the YSP-2700 was rated 9/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the YSP-2700 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YSP-2700 equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HTF7003 or YSP-2700. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over KEF HTF7003

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
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8
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
4
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

HTF7003
YSP-2700

Brand

KEF
Yamaha

Reviews

15
27

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, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100
107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
3.9/8.7
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YSP-2700
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.6
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price