Yamaha YAS-209 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Polk Audio Command Bar comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
Polk Audio Command Bar
6.6
8
10

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Polk Audio Command Bar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha YAS-209 vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.4 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-209 has 2.0 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio Command Bar. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-209 versus 160 (overall) W for the Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-209 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.

Features

Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available for the YAS-209. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 6, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Polk Audio Command Bar

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control

Advantages Polk Audio Command Bar over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Polk Audio Command Bar

Model

YAS-209
Command Bar

Brand

Yamaha
Polk Audio

Reviews

693
1414

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone
volume down, volume up, microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
160 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
110 x 5 x 10.1/43.3 x 2.1 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
1.8/4.9

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Yamaha YAS-209
Polk Audio Command Bar
Yamaha YAS-209
Polk Audio Command Bar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6.6Polk Audio Command Bar

The Polk Audio Command Bar is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Polk Audio Command Bar price

Yamaha YAS-209 competitors

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