Yamaha YAS-207 vs LG SK1

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Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

YAS-207 vs SK1 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-207
5,4
4.5
5
4
Multichannel surround
4
4

Yamaha YAS-207 vs LG SK1 review

Yamaha YAS-207
vs
LG SK1

Choosing a soundbar is not an easy task and the Yamaha YAS-207 vs LG SK1 comparison is meant to help you with that. As a result, it is clear that YAS-207 is much better designed and has a better sound performance than SK1. According to the results of our comparison, YAS-207 received 5,4 points out of 10 possible, and SK1 was rated 4.5 points.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-207 over LG SK1

  • Separate subwoofer provided
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • HDMI ARC supports
  • App for remote control

Advantages LG SK1 over Yamaha YAS-207

  • Supports external media connection via USB

Audio features

The YAS-207 is rated 7 of 10 against 5 for the SK1 according to the audio features rating.

YAS-207
7
SK1
5

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 YAS-207 and the SK1.

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 YAS-207 has 2.1 channels, while the SK1 has 2.0 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Yamaha YAS-207 has 200 W, and 40 W has the competitor.

YAS-207 SK1
Built-in channels2.12.0
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W20040
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionswirelesshas not

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. The YAS-207 comes with an external subwoofer.

YAS-207 SK1
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswireless

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 4 out of 10.

YAS-207
4
SK1
4

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.

YAS-207 SK1
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby DigitalDolby Digital
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS Virtual:Xhas not

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.

YAS-207
4
SK1
0

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service is available on the YAS-207.

YAS-207 SK1
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas nothas not

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 6 out of 10.

YAS-207
6
SK1
6

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. Such connection as via Wi-Fi is not possible on any of the devices in comparison.

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.

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 a feature unique to Yamaha YAS-207.

YAS-207 SK1
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output1/00/0
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)1/00/0
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.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The YAS-207 has its own remote control application. None of these 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. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

YAS-207 SK1
Voice control
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

YAS-207 SK1
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in92.9 x 5.8 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.3 x 10.671 x 12.7 x 17.7/28.5 x 5.4 x 7.9
Weight, kg/pounds2.7/6.11.8/4.4
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