The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 8.2, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400 and microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 and Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the MusicCast BAR 400 via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 300 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10.
AirPlay 2 supported by both soundbars. 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 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Bose Smart Soundbar 300. As in the MusicCast BAR 400, so in the Smart Soundbar 300 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.
Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. The manufacturer of the Smart Soundbar 300 provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the MusicCast BAR 400 or Smart Soundbar 300. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 6/10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.
The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price