Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

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.

Audio features

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.

Streaming services

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.

Connectivity

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Yamaha YAS-107

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
7.6
Yamaha YAS-107
6.2
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5
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
YAS-107

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

101
805

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, mute
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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, Siri

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

94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.1/7.5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Yamaha YAS-107
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6.2
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price