Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs TaoTronics TT-SK15 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
TaoTronics TT-SK15

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs TaoTronics TT-SK15 comparison. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 7.6, while the TaoTronics TT-SK15 has a rating 4. 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 for the TT-SK15.

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 TT-SK15 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 for audio features and specs, but the TaoTronics TT-SK15 received 5 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. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 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 TT-SK15 was rated 4/10. 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 TT-SK15. 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.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over TaoTronics TT-SK15

  • 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
TaoTronics TT-SK15
4
8
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
TaoTronics TT-SK15

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
TT-SK15

Brand

Yamaha
TaoTronics

Reviews

101
5482

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

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
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
86 x 6.6 x 8.7/34 x 2.6 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
1.8/3.9
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
TaoTronics TT-SK15
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
TaoTronics TT-SK15

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 4
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 4TaoTronics TT-SK15

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