Yamaha YAS-107 vs Bose Solo 5

Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha YAS-107 comparison chart: make your decision

Yamaha YAS-107 vs Bose Solo 5

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Features

The Yamaha YAS-107 vs Bose Solo 5 built-in channels shows that both models are equal – they feature the 2.0 channel system installed, but the YAS-107 supports the 5.1 channel setup, while the Bose Solo supports 2.0 channel quantity only. The Yamaha YAS-107 has a built-in subwoofer and it also features a separate subwoofer connection (using a cable only). The Bose Solo doesn’t have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha YAS-107 streaming services comparison shows that the Yamaha YAS-107 supports numerous services, including AirPlay, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, etc. The Bose model doesn’t support any streaming services. These models don’t support the voice control feature, but they can be controlled via special applications or using the remote controllers provided.

These models are equal when it comes to the wireless features – they don’t support the Wi-Fi technology, but they have Bluetooth modules. If we compare the ports, then we see that the YAS-107 has an HDMI ARC and an RCA port while the Bose Solo 5 features a coaxial digital port.

Unfortunately, both of them don’t support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

Design

Both models have a special grill that covers the speakers installed inside. However, the Yamaha YAS-107 looks quite slim versus the Bose model that looks a bit taller. These solutions have special panels with all the ports you need. The Yamaha YAS-107 has a small panel with the LED lights. It has all the main buttons – power on/off, volume up/down, mute and input. The Bose Solo does not have any buttons. These models can be placed on a table or wall-mounted, they are easy to use – you can always access the ports you need. The output sound will be always distributed properly due to the speakers’ placement.

Yamaha YAS-107

Pros:

  • The provided remote controller allows you to adjust various settings.
  • The output sound is clear and balanced due to the design solutions, but it does not sound as good as very expensive models.

Cons:

  • The built-in bass is not super powerful, but it will do if you do not expect much.
  • The volume control may have some delay (using the ARC technology).

Bose Solo 5

Pros:

  • The output sound is amazing, because this model has various audio enchantment technologies, like the voice enhancement.
  • The Bluetooth module guarantees a stable connection and it pairs quickly with various devices.

Cons:

  • The provided optical cable is quite short.
  • Compatibility issues with some modern Samsung TVs.
  • The remote controller is quite large.

Yamaha YAS-107

Yamaha YAS-107 review

Apr 25, 2019

This is a high-quality model that supports various audio formats. The speakers’ location and their number let this model cover a wide range of frequencies, while numerous audio enhancement tech...

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Bose Solo 5

Bose Solo 5 review

May 06, 2019

Small soundbar Bose Solo 5 - the model is not new, but deserved. The decision on the market for a long time, according to the characteristics, may not be amazing, but even I was very pleased to use S...

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-107
Bose Solo 5

Model

YAS-107
Solo 5

Brand

Yamaha
Bose

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

675
1383

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
has not

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

2.0
2.0

Supported channel quantity

5.1
2.0

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

wire

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wire

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

1/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

5.1 x 88.9 x 12.7/2.1 x 35 x 5.1
7 x 54.9 x 8.6/2.8 x 21.6 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.5
1.7/3.7

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  • 6.3
  • 11.8Yamaha YAS-107
  • 6.3Bose Solo 5

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