I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-207 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YAS-207 was rated 5, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - input, mute, volume down, volume up, power.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-207 has 2.1 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 60 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-207 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the YAS-207, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-207 or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology included in each soundbar in this review. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The Yamaha YAS-107 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-107 price