RANK #11

Yamaha YAS-209

"The YAS-209 gets a lot right, but a few sonic flaws keep this soundbar off the top spot"
As posted by whathifi.com

Pros

  • Well-placed ‘surround’ effects
  • Clear, projected dialogue
  • DTS Virtual:X
  • Impressive sound using standard virtual surround modes

Cons

  • Struggles in stereo
  • Not a true surround experience
  • Bass Extender mode is overkill

Product Details

Date First Available:
May 14, 2020

Overall Rating

82.4%
The overall rating was calculated based on 1522 customer and expert reviews from 6 review sites and 7 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Soundbars:
  • 90.3%
    Design
  • 88.5%
    Sound Quality
  • 77.1%
    Build Quality
  • 79.9%
    Features
  • 77.1%
    Connectivity

Expert Reviews Rating

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Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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  • BETA

Expert Reviews

The YAS-209 gets a lot right, but a few sonic flaws keep this soundbar off the top spot

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Spacious, weighty sound
  • Well-placed ‘surround’ effects
  • Clear, projected dialogue

Cons

  • Less room-filling than some
  • Rivals are subtler and punchier
  • Struggles in stereo

It's not as fully featured as other soundbars, but the Yamaha YAS-209 offers a big soundstage, DTS Virtual:X and Alexa in a sensible design.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Big soundstage
  • DTS Virtual:X
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Sensible design

Cons

  • No MusicCast
  • Not a true surround experience

While we like the standard surround modes on this budget-priced soundbar, we aren’t fans of its harsh-sounding DTS Virtual:X 3D surround mode.

Read more on techhive.com

Pros

  • Impressive sound using standard virtual surround modes
  • Alexa onboard
  • Easy setup

Cons

  • DTS Virtual:X surround mode sounds distractingly harsh
  • Bass Extender mode is overkill
  • Limited Alexa control over native soundbar features

The YAS-209 gets a lot right, but a few sonic flaws keep this soundbar off the top spot

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Spacious, weighty sound
  • Well-placed ‘surround’ effects
  • Clear, projected dialogue

Cons

  • Less room-filling than some
  • Rivals are subtler and punchier
  • Struggles in stereo

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