I had a chance to test and compare two models: JBL Bar Studio vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The JBL Bar Studio was rated 5, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the Bar Studio and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 30 versus 120 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the Bar Studio via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the JBL Bar Studio for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the Bar Studio, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.
The manufacturer of the YAS-107 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Bar Studio or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Bar Studio was rated 5/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.