If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-S350 was rated 5, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350 and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-S350 has 2.1 and YAS-209 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (overall) versus 200 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-S350 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-209 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The YAS-209 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-S350 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-209. As in the HT-S350, so in the YAS-209 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HT-S350 at 6 out of 10, while the YAS-209 was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-209 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-209 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 HT-S350 or YAS-209. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HT-S350 was rated 4/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.