I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-107 vs LG SK1 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YAS-107 was rated 6.8, while the LG SK1 has a rating 4.5.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 versus 40 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-107 for audio features and specs, but the LG SK1 received 5 out of 10. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.
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. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 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 YAS-107 or SK1. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-107 was rated 6/10, while the SK1 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.