Yamaha YAS-108 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Yamaha YAS-108
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Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-108 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YAS-108 was rated 5.8, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - input, mute, volume down, volume up, power.

Audio features

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, 120 versus 60 according to devices. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-108 via wired and 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.

Connectivity

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 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the YAS-108, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the YAS-108 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-108 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-108 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-108 was rated 5/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

YAS-108
YAS-107

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

619
706

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

88.9 x 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
3.1/7.5
Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha YAS-107
Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
  • 5.8Yamaha YAS-108
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The Yamaha YAS-107 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-107 price