Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

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Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison chart

Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

Sony HT-S350
vs
Yamaha YAS-109

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-S350 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6.8 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-S350 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HT-S350 versus 120 W for the YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The HT-S350 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - wired and wireless. The Sony HT-S350 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-109 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-109.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-S350 has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-109. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-S350 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the YAS-109. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. 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. For multichannel surround Sony HT-S350 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha YAS-109 6 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-S350 over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Sony HT-S350

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Sony HT-S350
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

HT-S350
YAS-109

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

4294967295
766

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, Bluetooth, TV
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

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

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.4
3.4/7.5

Other

Release year

2019
2019
Sony HT-S350
Yamaha YAS-109
Sony HT-S350
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.8
  • 5Sony HT-S350
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109

Sony HT-S350 competitors

Yamaha YAS-109 competitors