Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha YAS-209

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Bose Soundbar 500 review

The Bose has 3.0 channels while Yamaha owns 2.0. A thin body imperceptibly placed under the TV, and powerful sound fills the entire space of the room. And with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, you can stream whatever you want in a way that’s convenient for you. Operate the Bose Soundbar 500 soundbar with the included remote control and listen to music through the Bose Music app. In pursuit of pure value, the Soundbar 500 has just five drivers that still deliver impressive performance for its size, making it ideal for a more intimate space. Bose Soundbar 500

Yamaha YAS-209 review

The rear panel of the YAS-209 has one HDMI input compatible with 4K and HDR, and an HDMI output with ARC support. There is also an optical input for TVs that do not support ARC, and an Ethernet connector for those who prefer to use a wired network connection than Wi-Fi. Connecting the YAS-209 to the Internet allows, among other things, Spotify Connect. Well, there is also built-in Bluetooth. Alexa responds well to inquiries. It changes the volume and switches sources on the soundbar, and also processes typical assistant requests. Yamaha YAS-209

Bose Soundbar 500 pros & cons

Pros

  • The installation process is just as simple as setting up some random online account
  • Bose quality is always great

Cons

  • Lacks HDMI inputs
  • I hoped the sound was more surrounded giving that it’s Bose

Yamaha YAS-209 pros & cons

Pros

  • Amazon Alexa support is an added benefit, and the microphones of this system work well even in noisy environments
  • The presence of technology DTS Virtual:X provides a soundbar surround effect
  • The subwoofer works more confidently and adds more bass than competing models

Cons

  • There is no multiroom function
  • There is no screen graphics, and the LEDs on top are too small for convenient visual control

Votes 6 6
Rating 3.8 3.8

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
8
8
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

Soundbar 500
YAS-209

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

140
186

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, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
2.7/6
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-209
Bose Soundbar 500
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.4
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price