Yamaha YAS-207 vs Sony HT-X9000F

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Yamaha YAS-207 vs Sony HT-X9000F

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Features

To know more about Sony HT-X9000F vs Yamaha YAS-207 features, we should go and see that both speakers have the same Built-in channels of 2.1. Also, both units shared the identical Supported channel quantity of 2.1.

None of them have Built-in subwoofers, but they own the one Separate subwoofer (in the package).

The situation concerning Streaming services is rather different as Sony has Apple Music (AirPlay), Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and other streaming services like Chromecast, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer. Versus Yamaha that has only Apple Music (AirPlay).

Voice control function, as well as Wifi, are absent in both speakers. However, there is Bluetooth.

The Sony HT-X9000F also takes the lead over the Yamaha YAS-207 in the fact that it has Multichannel surround (Dolby Atmos and DTS:X).

Design

The Yamaha YAS-207 doesn’t do anything to shake up the world of soundbar design: it's simply a black bar with a rectangular subwoofer. If you blocked the Yamaha logo, there’s no telling who made this soundbar which might be good if you're looking to build a covert sound system but, for me, it's a bit generic.

On the front of the YAS-207, you’ll find touch controls for power, switching inputs and controlling volume. There are green indicator lights that show which input is currently active as well as the ability to act as a volume meter.

So the bar from Sony is a medium 93cm wide, but very low, less than 2-inches high (so it sits well below the bottom of the Sony screen) and pretty shallow too, around 85mm to the 33-inches wide back. The top is matte and mildly reflective, with five touch buttons and five lights to show status, though these face upward, so they may not be visible from a couch-sitting position.

You’re unlikely to need the touch buttons much, as the X9000F comes with a comprehensive half-size remote, and if you have the Sony TV you can use Bravia Sync to unite them under a single TV remote control, for volume at least. From the front, the bar looks stylish and complements the TV, with a silver base and a solid logo-free grille.

Yamaha YAS-207

Pros:

  • Simple setup.
  • Balanced sound.
  • Excellent value.

Cons:

  • DTS Virtual:X is underwhelming.
  • No Google Cast.
  • Dated and forgettable design.

Sony HT-X9000F

Pros:

  • Enjoyable with TV and movies.
  • Compact bar.
  • A good match for X90F TV range.

Cons:

  • Not entirely musical.
  • I heard no vertical surround compare to Yamaha YAS-207.

Yamaha YAS-207

Yamaha YAS-207 review

May 13, 2019

This Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer is a great addition for the home theatre system. Exceptional clarity and bass response. Due to the well-written manual, this unit is easy to set up. Clearly label...

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Sony HT-X9000F

Sony HT-X9000F review

Apr 25, 2019

The Sony HT-X9000F is an impeccable solution for those who want to the all-in-one option. This model supports Dolby Atmos, 3D Surround, DTS:X, and Vertical Sound Engine. This 2.1 channel solution fea...

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

YAS-207
HT-X9000F

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Rating

3.9 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

558
67

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Supported channel quantity

2.1
2.1

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

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

has not
Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

1
1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

6 x 18 x 10.9/2.4 x 7.1 x 4.3
5.8 x 93 x 8.5/2.3 x 36.6 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
2.5/5

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 13.1
  • 7.6Yamaha YAS-207
  • 13.1Sony HT-X9000F

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