Yamaha YAS-108 vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

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Yamaha YAS-108
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Yamaha YAS-209

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha YAS-108 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha YAS-108 was rated 5.8, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-108 and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.

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 100 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-108. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-108 via wired and wireless, but YAS-209 has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the YAS-108, so in the YAS-209 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.

Features

Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are 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-209. 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 same score of 5/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

YAS-108
YAS-209

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

619
99

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
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

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
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
2.7/6
Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 6.6
  • 5.8Yamaha YAS-108
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price