Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

Votes 4 4
Rating 3.3 3.3
Bose Soundbar 500
vs
Yamaha YAS-209

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Bose Soundbar 500 was rated 7, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 500 and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Soundbar 500 has 3.0 and YAS-209 has 2.0. 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 6 out of 10 received the Bose Soundbar 500 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-209 received 7 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. 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 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Soundbar 500 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-209. As in the Soundbar 500, so in the YAS-209 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 500 at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-209 was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Soundbar 500. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The Soundbar 500 was rated 4/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

Soundbar 500
YAS-209

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

147
206

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

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, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
2.7/6
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-209
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price