I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 7.6, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400 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 MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 60 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the MusicCast BAR 400 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10.
The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Yamaha YAS-107 has AirPlay on board. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the MusicCast BAR 400. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the MusicCast BAR 400, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the MusicCast BAR 400 at 9 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-107 provides a device control application. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the MusicCast BAR 400 or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology included in each soundbar in this review. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price