An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YAS-209 vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.4 out of 10 versus 7.4 for Soundbar 500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and microphone, 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 Bose Soundbar 500. 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. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to 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 1/0 of the Bose Soundbar 500. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-209 received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 6, and Bose Soundbar 500 4 out of 10.