Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Soundbar 500 vs MusicCast BAR 400 comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7.4
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
8
10
Votes 14 14
Rating 4.5 4.5
Bose Soundbar 500

Jan 31, 2020

Advanced television technology allows you to create brighter and thinner panels. But as TVs become thinner, manufacturers have to cut hardware somewhere, and unfortunately, this often happens in the s...

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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 Soundbar 500
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Model

Soundbar 500
MusicCast BAR 400

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

407
112

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input, mute

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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)

0/0
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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.4Bose Soundbar 500
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

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