Yamaha YAS-109 vs Sony HT-S350 review

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Rating 3.7 3.7
Yamaha YAS-109
vs
Sony HT-S350

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-109 vs Sony HT-S350 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YAS-109 was rated 7, while the Sony HT-S350 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-109 and power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-109 has 2.0 and HT-S350 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 60 versus 85 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-109. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-109 via wired and wireless, but HT-S350 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. The YAS-109 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-109. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-109 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Sony HT-S350. As in the YAS-109, so in the HT-S350 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the YAS-109 at 9 out of 10, while the HT-S350 was rated 5/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-109 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-109 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-109 or HT-S350. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-109 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The YAS-109 was rated 5/10, while the HT-S350 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Sony HT-S350

Model

YAS-109
HT-S350

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

234
724

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
power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
85

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)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/1

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

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

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
2.4/5.4
Yamaha YAS-109
Sony HT-S350
Yamaha YAS-109
Sony HT-S350

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7
  • 5
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109
  • 5Sony HT-S350

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