Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha YAS-109

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Bose Solo 5 review

These top-notch units have much in common. Their channel quantity is equal. They have 2.0 configuration. The small-sized soundbar with a strict external design in terms of quality and power of the output sound is really capable of replacing larger speakers. In addition, the dialogue mode can provide a more comfortable viewing of TV, and the built-in Bluetooth module for wireless music playback from a smartphone will be highly appreciated by music lovers. The design of monoblock acoustics is as concise as possible. Bose Solo 5

Yamaha YAS-109 review

You can control the soundbar both with the standard remote control and the Sound Bar Controller mobile application with an extremely clear interface. An external subwoofer is also provided. Surround sound in the YAS-109 is formed using DTS Virtual:X. The correct tonal balance is monitored by the audio processor and the position sensor - if you place the soundbar flat under the TV, the basic correction mode will automatically be activated, and if you hang it on the wall, it will additionally weaken the mid-bass and mid-frequency bands. Yamaha YAS-109

Bose Solo 5 pros & cons

Pros

  • Auto shut off. Walk away and it will turn itself off after a period of no activity
  • No more turning the volume up when someone is speaking and having to turn it down
  • The sound emitters are hidden by a protective grill on the floor

Cons

  • Remote massive and overkill in buttons most will never use

Yamaha YAS-109 pros & cons

Pros

  • Surprisingly, under a metal RV port 24' x 40' with 15' ceiling, there is no problem hearing the music clearly
  • Having Alexa in the unit (works only with internet connection), it's nice to get updates, change the music selection all with voice control

Cons

  • Alexa suddenly stopped working without explanation and there's no troubleshooting available for that

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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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-109

Yamaha YAS-109 review

Jan 24, 2020

Yamaha has replenished the catalog with the Yamaha YAS-109 soundbar. The model is characterized by a relatively low price and, as the manufacturer claims, high-quality sound. The basic technical Yama...

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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

Solo 5
YAS-109

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

3738
171

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, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

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
1

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
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
3.4/7.5
Bose Solo 5
Yamaha YAS-109
Bose Solo 5
Yamaha YAS-109

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  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price