I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose TV Speaker vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose TV Speaker was rated 5, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that TV Speaker has 3.0 and YAS-107 has 2.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose TV Speaker for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the TV Speaker, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the TV Speaker at 7 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10.
The manufacturer of the YAS-107 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the TV Speaker or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The TV Speaker was rated 4/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.