Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha YAS-209

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Sony HT-Z9F review

The Sony has 3.1 vs 2.0 channels from its opponent. The output power is 400W (overall) against 100W. Sony HT-Z9F supports Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2 and the Bluetooth LDAC codec, except for SBC and AAC codecs. Support for standard audio formats, the Sony HT-Z9F includes various Dolby formats, up to Dolby Atmos, DTS to DTS:X formats. In addition, the Sony HT-Z9F soundbar works with Google Assistant using the Chromecast audio standard and supports Spotify Connect, for streaming music over Wi-Fi. The Sony HT-Z9F is best connected to your TV or home entertainment system via HDMI, as it allows you to use 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision mode. Sony HT-Z9F

Yamaha YAS-209 review

On many soundtracks, the DTS YAS-209 displays impressive lively sound. All sound effects gain real strength and weight. And their distribution over the sound stage, offered by DTS Virtual:X processing, is also quite adequate to the video sequence. As expected, the Yamaha YAS-209 panel gives a lot of bass, but it does not suppress the sound. Yamaha remains crisp and well-projected even during intense operations. Possessing an energy and punch compared to some soundbars in this class, there is a nagging feeling that the panel tightens the front of the punch. Yamaha YAS-209

Sony HT-Z9F pros & cons

Pros

  • Great for the everyday person who appreciates fantastic sound but just wants an easy living room setup
  • There's a very noticeable difference with or without the rears

Cons

  • Awful for large spaces, those who want huge amounts of volume, those expecting tower-level performance out of a soundbar

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 4.1 4.1

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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

HT-Z9F
YAS-209

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

171
267

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
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)

1/0
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

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
2.7/6
Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-Z9F
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price