Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 7.6, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The MusicCast BAR 400 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the MusicCast BAR 400. Bluetooth support integrated in the MusicCast BAR 400. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the MusicCast BAR 400. We rated the connectivity of the MusicCast BAR 400 at 9 out of 10, while the Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10. None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the MusicCast BAR 400 or Mythos SSA-50. 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.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
9
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Yamaha
Definitive Technology

Reviews

77
31

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, mute
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

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
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
5/0

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
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
15.4/34
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

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