Denon HEOS BAR vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon HEOS BAR
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Yamaha YAS-107

  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
Yamaha YAS-107
6.2
10
5
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

HEOS BAR
YAS-107

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

20
805

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/0

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
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
3.1/7.5
Denon HEOS BAR
Yamaha YAS-107
Denon HEOS BAR
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price