Yamaha YAS-207 vs KEF HTF7003 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-207
vs
KEF HTF7003

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-207 vs KEF HTF7003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. Both soundbars received a score of 5 in our ranking.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-207 has 2.1 and HTF7003 has 3.0. Soundbars have the same power - 100 W. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-207 for audio features and specs, but the KEF HTF7003 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YAS-207 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the YAS-207. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-207. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-207 at 6 out of 10, while the HTF7003 was rated 4/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the YAS-207 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not 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-207 or HTF7003. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-207 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X.

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
KEF HTF7003

Model

YAS-207
HTF7003

Brand

Yamaha
KEF

Reviews

1186
9

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

100
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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
78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
2.1/4.6
Yamaha YAS-207
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YAS-207
KEF HTF7003

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 5
  • 5
  • 5Yamaha YAS-207
  • 5KEF HTF7003

The Yamaha YAS-207 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-207 price