Yamaha YAS-209 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
8
10

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The Yamaha YAS-209 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 6.4, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209 and microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-209 has 2.0 and Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-209 via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 300 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-209 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-209 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Bose Smart Soundbar 300. As in the YAS-209, so in the Smart Soundbar 300 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the YAS-209 at 7 out of 10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 8/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-209 or Smart Soundbar 300. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 was rated 6/10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Bose Smart Soundbar 300

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Bose Smart Soundbar 300 over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Model

YAS-209
Smart Soundbar 300

Brand

Yamaha
Bose

Reviews

693
79

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
microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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
has not

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
66 x 5 x 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.6/8

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Yamaha YAS-209
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Yamaha YAS-209
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 7.6
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Smart Soundbar 300 price

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