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