Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Akixno SR210 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Akixno SR210

It makes sense comparing Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Akixno SR210 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 4 for SR210. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 versus 2.0 for the Akixno SR210. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 20 W for the SR210. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Akixno SR210 5 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the MusicCast BAR 400.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the MusicCast BAR 400 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the MusicCast BAR 400 received a rating of 9/10 versus 4/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the MusicCast BAR 400. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The MusicCast BAR 400 supports DTS Virtual:X.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Akixno SR210

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
Akixno SR210
4
8
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Akixno SR210

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
SR210

Brand

Yamaha
Akixno

Reviews

101
100

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, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
20

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

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
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

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
58.4 x 5.8 x 5.8/23.6 x 2.4 x 2.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
0.9/2.1
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Akixno SR210
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Akixno SR210

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 4
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 4Akixno SR210

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