Yamaha YAS-207 vs Sony HT-Z9F review

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Yamaha YAS-207
vs
Sony HT-Z9F

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha YAS-207 vs Sony HT-Z9F that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, YAS-207 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-Z9F. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-207 has 2.1 versus 3.1 for the Sony HT-Z9F. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the YAS-207 versus 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their 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 Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-207 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Sony HT-Z9F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the YAS-207 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the YAS-207. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-Z9F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F. The YAS-207 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-207 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-Z9F 7 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Sony HT-Z9F

Model

YAS-207
HT-Z9F

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

1186
91

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/0

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

92.9 x 5.8 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.3 x 10.6
100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
3.1/6.6
Yamaha YAS-207
Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha YAS-207
Sony HT-Z9F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.8
  • 5Yamaha YAS-207
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price