I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 6.6, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 60 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-209 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. 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 YAS-209. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-209 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the YAS-209, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the YAS-209 at 7 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YAS-209 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 YAS-209 or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology included in each soundbar in this review. The YAS-209 was rated 5/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.
The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price