I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-108 vs Sony HT-S350 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YAS-108 was rated 5.8, while the Sony HT-S350 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-108 and power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-108 has 2.0 and HT-S350 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 versus 85 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-108. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-108 via wired and wireless, but HT-S350 has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YAS-108 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-108 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Sony HT-S350. As in the YAS-108, so in the HT-S350 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the YAS-108 at 7 out of 10, while the HT-S350 was rated 5/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-108 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-108 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-108 or HT-S350. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-108 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The YAS-108 was rated 5/10, while the HT-S350 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.
The Yamaha YAS-108 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-108 price