I had a chance to test and compare two models: Denon HEOS BAR vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Denon HEOS BAR was rated 7, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, sound off for the HEOS BAR and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HEOS BAR has 3.0 and YAS-107 has 2.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the HEOS BAR via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Denon HEOS BAR for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Denon HEOS BAR versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the HEOS BAR, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HEOS BAR at 7 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Denon HEOS BAR equipped with a microphone. The Denon HEOS BAR may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HEOS BAR or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-107 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price