Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Solo 5 vs MusicCast BAR 400 comparison chart

Overall
Bose Solo 5
4
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
6
10
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Bose Solo 5

Nov 22, 2019

The small soundbar Bose Solo 5 - the model is not new, but well-deserved. According to the Bose Solo 5 specs, the solution may not be amazing, but even I was very pleased to use Solo 5 - despite acqua...

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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

Bose Solo 5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Model

Solo 5
MusicCast BAR 400

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

13457
112

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, input, mute

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

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

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2016
2018
Bose Solo 5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Bose Solo 5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 8.2
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

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