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 7.4, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. 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. 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 Soundbar 500 was rated 4/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.