Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha YAS-108 review

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Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha YAS-108 comparison chart

Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha YAS-108 review

Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha YAS-108

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 6.2 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-Z9F has 3.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-108. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F versus 120 W for the YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The HT-Z9F 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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.


Only the Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 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, the HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.


App control is available for the YAS-108. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-108. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-Z9F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F. For multichannel surround Sony HT-Z9F got a rating of 8, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over Yamaha YAS-108

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha YAS-108 over Sony HT-Z9F

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control
  • Microphone
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