Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

HT-Z9F vs MusicCast BAR 400 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-Z9F
7.2
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
7
10

Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review

Sony HT-Z9F
vs
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. HT-Z9F has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 vs 8.2 out of 10 for MusicCast BAR 400.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Sony HT-Z9F

  • 5.1 vs 3.1 built-in channels
  • AirPlay 2 compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Microphone

Common strengths

  • Both soundbars have separate subwoofers in package
  • Spotify compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support
Votes 5 5
Rating 4.2 4.2
Sony HT-Z9F

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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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Jan 24, 2020

Yamaha has extensive experience with sound panels, so when it releases something new in this area, expectations are high. Fortunately, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 - a 2.1-channel soundbar consisting...

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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Model

HT-Z9F
MusicCast BAR 400

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

311
112

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.2Sony HT-Z9F
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison - check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price.

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