Yamaha YAS-209 vs Klipsch R-10B review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Klipsch R-10B comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
Klipsch R-10B
6.2
8
4

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Klipsch R-10B review

Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Klipsch R-10B

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Klipsch R-10B comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.4 out of 10 versus 6.2 for R-10B. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and input, mute, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-209 has 2.0 versus 5.1 for the Klipsch R-10B. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-209 versus 250 (overall) W for the R-10B. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-209 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Klipsch R-10B 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-209 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-209 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the YAS-209 received a rating of 7/10 versus 5/10, respectively. App control is available for the YAS-209. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-209. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 6, and Klipsch R-10B 4 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Klipsch R-10B

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Klipsch R-10B

Model

YAS-209
R-10B

Brand

Yamaha
Klipsch

Reviews

693
420

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, microphone
input, mute, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
250 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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 (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

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
101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.2/7.1

Other

Release year

2019
2014
Yamaha YAS-209
Klipsch R-10B
Yamaha YAS-209
Klipsch R-10B

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6.2Klipsch R-10B