Klipsch R-10B vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Klipsch R-10B
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Klipsch R-10B vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Klipsch R-10B was rated 5.2, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up for the R-10B 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 R-10B has 5.1 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 250 (overall) versus 60 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the R-10B 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.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the R-10B and the YAS-107 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify. Audio streaming from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast is in each of the presented soundbars.

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 R-10B at 4 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10.

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 R-10B 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 R-10B was rated 2/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Klipsch R-10B

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Klipsch R-10B
5.2
Yamaha YAS-107
6.2
4
5
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Common

Product

Klipsch R-10B
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

R-10B
YAS-107

Brand

Klipsch
Yamaha

Reviews

404
805

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

250 (overall)
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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

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

101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
3.1/7.5
Klipsch R-10B
Yamaha YAS-107
Klipsch R-10B
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 6.2
  • 5.2Klipsch R-10B
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

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