The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha YAS-207 vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, YAS-207 has a total rating of 5,4 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.
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 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-207 versus 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG. 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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-207.
Only the LG SN8YG 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 1/1 of the LG SN8YG. 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 in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN8YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SN8YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN8YG. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-207 got a rating of 4, and LG SN8YG 10 out of 10.