Yamaha YAS-109 vs Bose Soundbar 500 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-109
vs
Bose Soundbar 500

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YAS-109 vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. 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 microphone, 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 Bose Soundbar 500. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The YAS-109 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Soundbar 500 - wireless. The Yamaha YAS-109 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 500 6 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to 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 1/0 of the Bose Soundbar 500. 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 8/10, respectively.

Features

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

Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. 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 Bose Soundbar 500 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Bose Soundbar 500

Model

YAS-109
Soundbar 500

Brand

Yamaha
Bose

Reviews

101
92

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
microphone

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)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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, 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
80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
3.1/7
Yamaha YAS-109
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-109
Bose Soundbar 500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 7
  • 7
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500

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