Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Sony HT-G700 review

Votes 3 3
Rating 5 5

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Sony HT-G700 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
Sony HT-G700
6.2
10
4

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Sony HT-G700 review

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Sony HT-G700

It makes sense comparing Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Sony HT-G700 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6.2 for HT-G700. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 versus 3.1 for the Sony HT-G700. The output power is different and equal to 200 (overall) W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 400 (overall) W for the HT-G700. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the MusicCast BAR 400.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the MusicCast BAR 400. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-G700 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-G700. For multichannel surround Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got a rating of 6, and Sony HT-G700 10 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Sony HT-G700

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-G700

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
HT-G700

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

112
221

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround
DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3
89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.5/7.1

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-G700
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-G700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6.2
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 competitors

Sony HT-G700 competitors