Sony HT-G700 vs Yamaha YAS-209

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Votes 4 4
Rating 3.8 3.8

HT-G700 vs YAS-209 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-G700
6.2
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
4
8
Multichannel surround
10
6

Sony HT-G700 vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

Sony HT-G700
vs
Yamaha YAS-209

Comparing Sony HT-G700 and Yamaha YAS-209, all pros and cons of devices become clear. Advantages have shown that YAS-209 has advantages over HT-G700 mainly in terms of audio performance. According to the results of our comparison, HT-G700 received 6.2 points out of 10 possible, and YAS-209 was rated 6.4 points.

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Supports object-oriented sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Surround sound with DTS:X support

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Sony HT-G700

  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi
  • Voice control supports
  • App for remote control
  • Built-in microphone

Audio features

The HT-G700 is rated 7 of 10 against 6 for the YAS-209 according to the audio features rating.

HT-G700
7
YAS-209
6

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 HT-G700 and the YAS-209.

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 HT-G700 has 3.1 channels, while the YAS-209 has 2.0 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Sony HT-G700 has 400 (overall) W, and 200 W has the competitor.

HT-G700 YAS-209
Built-in channels3.12.0
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W400 (overall)200
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionsN/Awireless

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.

HT-G700 YAS-209
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 HT-G700 received rating 10 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the YAS-209, in the same category, earned 6 out of 10 points.

HT-G700
10
YAS-209
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. Dolby Atmos surround sound support is implemented only in Sony HT-G700.

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. The manufacturer has implemented DTS:X technology only in HT-G700.

HT-G700 YAS-209
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HDDolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24DTS Virtual:X

Streaming services

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

HT-G700
0
YAS-209
5

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service is available on the YAS-209.

HT-G700 YAS-209
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. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: Sony HT-G700 was rated 8 out of 10, and Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 7 out of 10.

HT-G700
8
YAS-209
7

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 the YAS-209.

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 competitors in this comparison has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.

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.

HT-G700 YAS-209
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)01
NFC
HDMI input/output1/11/1
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/00/0
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-209 has its own remote control application. Only Yamaha YAS-209 has 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.

HT-G700 YAS-209
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

HT-G700 YAS-209
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.993 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
Weight, kg/pounds3.5/7.12.7/6
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