Taking a look at Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha YAS-108 features we can notice that both units have the same Built-in channels of 2.0. At the same time, Yamaha beats Bose with its 5.1 Supported channel quantity versus Bose's 2.0.
Unfortunately, these speakers don't have Built-in subwoofers as well as Separate subwoofers (in the package) and no Streaming services.
Still, Yamaha YAS-108 boasts its Alexa Voice control. Both soundbars no have Multichannel surround (Dolby Atmos and DTS:X) and WI-FI Connectivity. But there is one with Bluetooth.
With its low, flattened design, the Yamaha YAS-108 looks like a giant's tongue depressor. The 2-inch high soundbar is engineered to either sit flat on a TV stand or attach to the wall using the integrated keyhole ports. The speaker has an onboard gyroscope that optimizes the sound depending on whether it's positioned.
As an entry-level soundbar, there is no on-screen display, just a series of LEDs corresponding to the input selection and volume. It's less confusing than the Vizio's displays, but it still only makes sense at arms-length where you can read the legends.
The Bose Solo has a decidedly different style. There's a higher-quality feel as soon as you pull it out of the box, even though its cabinet is made of plastic. The Solo feels solid, and its curved edges and matte-gray finish give it an aesthetic edge. Say what you will about Bose, but the company knows how to design attractive products.
Like other pedestal-style soundbars, the Bose Solo is designed to sit under your TV, rather than in front of it, like more-traditional soundbars. The uncluttered look of pedestal soundbars also avoids the pesky issue of blocking your TV's remote sensor.
|Specification||Yamaha YAS-108||Bose Solo 5|
|Connection To Source||wired, wireless||wired, wireless|
|Placement Type||table-top, wall-mountable||table-top, wall-mountable|
|Soundbar Buttons||input, mute, volume down, volume up, power||has not|
|Separate Subwoofer (in Package)|
|Separate Subwoofer Connections||wired, wireless|
|Analog Audio Input/output (rca)||1/0|
|Coaxial Digital Input/output||1/0|
|Optical Digital Input/output||1||1|
|Separate Speaker Connections||wired, wireless|
|Separate Speaker (in Package)|
|Supported Channel Quantity||5.1||2.0|
|Other Streaming Services||has not||has not|
|Google Play Music|
|Apple Music (airplay)|
|Size (h X W X D), Cm/in||5.3 x 88.9 x 12.9/2.1 x 35 x 5.1||7 x 54.9 x 8.6/2.8 x 21.6 x 3.4|