Yamaha YAS-209 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Yamaha YAS-209 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 6.6, 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 YAS-209 has 2.0 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-209 for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YAS-209 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. Bluetooth support integrated in the YAS-209. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-209. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-209 at 7 out of 10, while the Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-209 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-209 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-209 or Mythos SSA-50. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.6
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
6
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
5
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

YAS-209
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Yamaha
Definitive Technology

Reviews

512
33

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, microphone
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
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)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
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)

0/0
5/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
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 YAS-209
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Yamaha YAS-209
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price