Yamaha YAS-107 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Yamaha YAS-107
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Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha YAS-107 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Yamaha YAS-107 was rated 6.2, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107 and power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-107 has 2.0 and MagniFi One has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 60 versus 240 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-107 via wired, but MagniFi One has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-107 for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-107. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-107 at 6 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-107 or MagniFi One. 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 Yamaha YAS-107 over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-107
6.2
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
5
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-107
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

YAS-107
MagniFi One

Brand

Yamaha
Polk Audio

Reviews

805
207

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

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

88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.5
Yamaha YAS-107
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Yamaha YAS-107
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 4.7
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Yamaha YAS-107 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-107 price