The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 6.2 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone 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 Bose Soundbar 500 has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The Soundbar 500 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-108 - wired and wireless. The Bose Soundbar 500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-108 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 500 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, the Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.