Yamaha YAS-108 vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-108
vs
Yamaha YAS-109

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YAS-108 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-108 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 7 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.0. The output power is different and equal to 120 W for the YAS-108 versus 60 W for the YAS-109. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-108 received a rating of 7/10 versus 9/10, respectively.

Features

Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X supports both devices. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

YAS-108
YAS-109

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

619
101

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
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

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, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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
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
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
3.4/7.5
Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha YAS-109
Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 5.8
  • 7
  • 5.8Yamaha YAS-108
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price