Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Soundbar 500
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose Soundbar 500 was rated 7, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 500 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 Soundbar 500 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 Soundbar 500 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Bose Soundbar 500 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

The Bose Soundbar 500 is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Yamaha YAS-107 has AirPlay on board. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 500. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the Soundbar 500, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 500 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 Soundbar 500 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Soundbar 500. 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 same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over Yamaha YAS-107

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7
Yamaha YAS-107
6.2
8
5
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

Soundbar 500
YAS-107

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

287
805

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
3.1/7.5
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-107
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price