The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-X9000F vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HT-X9000F has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 5.8 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-X9000F has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-108. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HT-X9000F versus 120 W for the YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The HT-X9000F has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-108 - wired and wireless. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-X9000F has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-108. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available for the YAS-108. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-108. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. The YAS-108 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Sony HT-X9000F got a rating of 7, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.
The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price