Yamaha YAS-209 vs JBL Bar 5.1

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JBL Bar 5.1 review

Concerning JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison, JBL has 5.1 channels, Yamaha - 2.0. Their output power is 510W (overall) and 100W respectively. The soundbar is equipped with three pairs of 6 x 5.7 cm bass midrange speakers and three 3.2 cm tweeters distributed across the three front channels (left, right and center). Each surround speaker has a rubber base that allows them to be placed on most surfaces. Each of them includes a pair of mid-range speakers and a soft dome-shaped tweeter, as well as amplification and, consequently, a battery. JBL Bar 5.1 has three HDMI 2.0 inputs with support for HDCP 2.2 (UHD Blu-ray) and 4K up to 60 frames per second. JBL Bar 5.1

Yamaha YAS-209 review

The design of the kit is quite strict - everything is done in black, no decorative elements that attract attention. Accordingly, the YAS-209 can seamlessly and organically fit into almost any interior - for buyers of soundbars this is often one of the most important criteria for choosing. 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. Well, there is also built-in Bluetooth. Yamaha YAS-209

JBL Bar 5.1 pros & cons

Pros

  • Not only does it sound great, but it's just so awesome to show off
  • You'll only need the JBL remote when you want to configure the settings

Cons

  • I got scared when reading about people claiming the mids were non-existent

Yamaha YAS-209 pros & cons

Pros

  • Including downloading the related app and making an account, total set up was maybe 5 minutes max
  • This sound bar is made to disappear into your home

Cons

  • It can’t pull off multiroom audio through Alexa

Votes 10 10
Rating 4.7 4.7

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
JBL Bar 5.1

Model

YAS-209
Bar 5.1

Brand

Yamaha
JBL

Reviews

206
770

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
510 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
3/0

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
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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.9/8.6
Yamaha YAS-209
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YAS-209
JBL Bar 5.1

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 7
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 7JBL Bar 5.1

The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check JBL Bar 5.1 price