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