I had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony HT-X9000F vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 7, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the HT-X9000F 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 HT-X9000F has 2.1 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 300 (overall) versus 120 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the HT-X9000F via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.
AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify. Audio streaming from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast is in each of the presented soundbars.
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 HT-X9000F, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HT-X9000F at 7 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 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 is onboard the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-X9000F was rated 9/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.