I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 7.6, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300 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 Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0 and YAS-107 has 2.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the Smart Soundbar 300 via wired and wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Yamaha YAS-107 has AirPlay on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the Smart Soundbar 300, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Smart Soundbar 300 at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Smart Soundbar 300 or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 4/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.