I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG SN9YG vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG SN9YG was rated 7, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone for the SN9YG 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 SN9YG has 5.1.2 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 520 (overall) versus 120 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the SN9YG via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the LG SN9YG for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SN9YG. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SN9YG versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the SN9YG, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SN9YG at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The LG SN9YG equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SN9YG. The SN9YG can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SN9YG was rated 10/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.