Yamaha YAS-207 vs Sony HT-Z9F

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Sony HT-Z9F

Yamaha YAS-207 review

I compared Yamaha YAS-207 vs Sony Z9F. Yamaha YAS-207 is an elegant dynamic wireless soundbar that is capable of supporting the modern sound format DTS Virtual: X, which makes it possible to provide the user with the effect of being in the cinema, thanks to realistic sound simulating ceiling speakers. The device is equipped with a traditional layout, and an exciting sound effect is provided by the use of sound tracks DTS: X. Using Bluetooth: v4.1 EDR (Profile) A2DP allows you to exchange information with many sound carriers, and the ARC return channel, created to receive a stereo or multi-channel audio signal, can be used without connecting an additional cable. It is also worth noting that the Yamaha YAS-207 can be controlled not only using the remote control, but also through a special application created for iOS and Android devices. There are 2.1 built-in channels. The power output is 100W. Yamaha YAS-207

Sony Z9F review

Regarding another side of the Sony Z9F vs Yamaha YAS-207 rivalry, here we have an excellent 3.1-channel soundbar Dolby Atmos / DTS: X with Vertical Surround Engine technology transmits extremely realistic sound during movie playback, and also easily fits into any interior. Its power is 400W and it features 3.1 built-in channels. Sony Z9F

Yamaha YAS-207 pros & cons

Pros

  • I personally have not heard any particular distribution of sound over the pitch, and naturally there are no sounds at the back / side
  • There is no heap of wires, trouble with the arrangement of columns around the room

Cons

  • When watching movies, the sound really “falls out” beyond the borders of the soundbar

Sony Z9F pros & cons

Pros

  • Setup is fairly straightforward but did require a few visits to the manual
  • Listening to live recordings feels like you are at the show
  • The level of immersion in these speakers is completely magical

Cons

  • It could use a little more wattage

Yamaha YAS-207

Yamaha YAS-207 review

Nov 22, 2019

If the possibilities of a budget soundbar seem insufficient, it makes sense to pay attention to the middle positions in the company's price list and see our Yamaha YAS-207BL review. For example, Yama...

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Sony HT-Z9F

Sony HT-Z9F review

Nov 22, 2019

The latest Vertical Surround Engine surround sound technology allows you to enjoy realistic audio in the latest formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, which are used in movie theaters. And all this ...

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Sony HT-Z9F

Model

YAS-207
HT-Z9F

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Rating

4.0 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

749
69

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Supported channel quantity

2.1
3.1

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/0

HDMI ARC

1
1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Chromecast

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

6 x 18 x 10.9/2.4 x 7.1 x 4.3
6.4 x 100 x 10/2.5 x 39.4 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
3.1/6.6
Yamaha YAS-207
Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha YAS-207
Sony HT-Z9F

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 9.8
  • 9.1
  • 9.8Yamaha YAS-207
  • 9.1Sony HT-Z9F

The Yamaha YAS-207 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-207 price