Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha YSP-2700

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Votes 4 4
Rating 4 4

MusicCast BAR 400 vs YSP-2700 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
10
10
Multichannel surround
6
6

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

Let's compare Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 and Yamaha YSP-2700 for an overview of all their audio functions. And according to the comparison results, we can see that MusicCast BAR 400 is superior to YSP-2700 in quality and number of functions. According to the results of our comparison, MusicCast BAR 400 received 8.2 points out of 10 possible, and YSP-2700 was rated 7.6 points.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Available the Apple Music service
  • Available the Amazon Music service

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • Comes with 2 separate speakers
  • App for remote control

Audio features

Each of the compared models received 7 points for the audio features.

MusicCast BAR 400
7
YSP-2700
7

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the MusicCast BAR 400 and the YSP-2700.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 channels, while the YSP-2700 has 7.1 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 200 (overall) W, and 107 (overall) W has the competitor.

MusicCast BAR 400 YSP-2700
Built-in channels5.17.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W200 (overall)107 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)02
Separate speaker connectionswirelesswireless

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. Both reviewed devices are equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

MusicCast BAR 400 YSP-2700
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The multichannel sound reproduction capabilities of the soundbars were rated 6 out of 10.

MusicCast BAR 400
6
YSP-2700
6

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we look at the models in terms of Dolby Atmos support, then none of these soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is not implemented in any of the soundbars in this comparison.

MusicCast BAR 400 YSP-2700
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby DigitalDolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital SurroundDTS HD

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services. For the ability to work with streaming services, the MusicCast BAR 400 received 10 points, and the YSP-2700 - 8 on a 10-point scale.

MusicCast BAR 400
10
YSP-2700
8

The MusicCast BAR 400 is featured with AirPlay 2, but in the YSP-2700 have support for AirPlay. The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars.

MusicCast BAR 400 YSP-2700
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesPandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, QobuzPandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. Connectivity of competitors was rated 8 out of 10.

MusicCast BAR 400
8
YSP-2700
8

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on both devices.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The MusicCast BAR 400 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the YSP-2700 got 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

MusicCast BAR 400 YSP-2700
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
NFC
HDMI input/output1/13/1
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/01/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)1/01/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room. The voice control feature is implemented in each of the compared soundbars.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The YSP-2700 has its own remote control application. Both soundbars have a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. It is possible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

MusicCast BAR 400 YSP-2700
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

MusicCast BAR 400 YSP-2700
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.394.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6
Weight, kg/pounds2.7/63.9/8.7
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