The Yamaha YAS-209 vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.
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 3.0 for the Denon HEOS BAR. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-209 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Denon HEOS BAR 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Yamaha YAS-209 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-209 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Denon HEOS BAR. 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.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-209 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 5, and Denon HEOS BAR 4 out of 10.
The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price