Yamaha YAS-109 vs Denon HEOS BAR review

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Yamaha YAS-109
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Denon HEOS BAR

The Yamaha YAS-109 vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 7. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-109 has 2.0 versus 3.0 for the Denon HEOS BAR. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The YAS-109 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HEOS BAR - wireless. The Yamaha YAS-109 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Denon HEOS BAR 6 for its 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. The Yamaha YAS-109 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Denon HEOS BAR. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-109 received a rating of 9/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-109 got a rating of 5, and Denon HEOS BAR 4 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Multi-room support

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

YAS-109
HEOS BAR

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

482
20

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone
volume down, volume up, sound off

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
4/1

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
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
4.8/10.5
Yamaha YAS-109
Denon HEOS BAR
Yamaha YAS-109
Denon HEOS BAR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 7
  • 7
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR

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