Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. Both soundbars received a score of 7.6 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400 and power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect for the YSP-2700.

Audio features

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 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. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 has AirPlay on board. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

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 3/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YSP-2700. As in the MusicCast BAR 400, so in the YSP-2700 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 9/10. The manufacturer of the YSP-2700 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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the MusicCast BAR 400 or YSP-2700. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The MusicCast BAR 400 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
YSP-2700

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

77
25

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, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

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

94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.9/8.7
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Yamaha YSP-2700
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700

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