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.
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.
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.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
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.
The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price