Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha YAS-108

Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha YAS-108

Bose Solo 5 review

While testing two flagships Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha YAS-108, I was pleased that a one-piece speaker system will add brightness to the sound of your TV. There is dialog improvement mode for speech highlighting. Built-in Bluetooth for wirelessly listening to music from your mobile devices. There is one cable for connecting to a TV and a universal remote control to control your TV, frequency balance, and other sources connected to the TV. There are 2.0 built-in channels. To add, this playbar has the power output of 100W. Bose Solo 5

Yamaha YAS-108 review

But if we take Yamaha YAS-108 vs Bose Solo 5. Inside, the Yamaha YAS-108 has everything you need to ensure that it takes on not only the viewing sound features, but also the switching center for various sources of audio and video signals. In total, there are two digital inputs - HDMI and optical, there is also an analog input on a 3.5 mm mini-jack, outputs - HDMI and an analog output to a subwoofer. Support for all major signal formats and HDMI functions - present, including HDR10 and HLG, as well as ARC and CEC control protocols. Wireless capabilities here are presented by Bluetooth of the latest version 5.0, which is enough to connect a smartphone or tablet and stream music from them. The kit also includes a small and convenient remote control. There are 2.0 built-in channels. Yamaha YAS-108

Bose Solo 5 pros & cons

Pros

  • Solo 5 best for small rooms/less than 50" TV's
  • Adequate sound for the price

Cons

  • Remote massive and overkill in buttons most will never use. Massive size, does not light up until pressed so one fumbles in the dark

Yamaha YAS-108 pros & cons

Pros

  • The bass is surprisingly powerful for it's size
  • 3D Surround is probably something I'll keep on till this soundbar dies
  • Bass extension takes it to another level

Cons

  • DTS Virtual:X is horrible. It's supposed to simulate sound coming from the ceiling. You'll know when it's on when you see the surround LED blue

Votes 4 4
Rating 3 3

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Bose Solo 5

Bose Solo 5 review

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 YAS-108

Yamaha YAS-108 review

Nov 22, 2019

Here in this Yamaha YAS-108 review we’ll see that inside, the Yamaha YAS-108 has everything you need to ensure that it takes on not only the audio playback functions, but also the switching cent...

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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
Yamaha YAS-108

Model

Solo 5
YAS-108

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

3738
801

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

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
1

Features

Voice control

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

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
88.9 x 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
3.1/7.1
Bose Solo 5
Yamaha YAS-108
Bose Solo 5
Yamaha YAS-108

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
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  • 4
  • 6.2
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-108

The Yamaha YAS-108 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-108 price