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Yamaha YAS 209 Review

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The Yamaha YAS-209 is a well-designed soundbar that delivers clear and powerful sound, with multiple sound modes, built-in Alexa, and easy setup. While it lacks MusicCast and true surround envelopment, it is a good mid-priced option for improving your TV’s sound.

Yamaha YAS-209 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer, Bluetooth
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$349.95
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The Snapshot

our Verdict

The Yamaha YAS-209 Smart Soundbar is a decent midpriced soundbar with a well-balanced sound profile, good build quality, and stereo performance. It offers spacious, weighty sound with well-placed surround effects and clear dialogue, making it a good choice for both movies and music. The inclusion of Alexa voice control is a plus, but the soundbar lacks MusicCast and a true surround experience. The DTS Virtual:X surround mode can be harsh-sounding, and there are some limitations to Alexa control over native soundbar features. Overall, the Yamaha YAS-209 Smart Soundbar is a good option for those looking to upgrade their TV sound without…

The Yamaha YAS-209 Smart Soundbar is a decent midpriced soundbar with a well-balanced sound profile, good build quality, and stereo performance. It offers spacious, weighty sound with well-placed surround effects and clear dialogue, making it a good choice for both movies and music.

The inclusion of Alexa voice control is a plus, but the soundbar lacks MusicCast and a true surround experience. The DTS Virtual:X surround mode can be harsh-sounding, and there are some limitations to Alexa control over native soundbar features. Overall, the Yamaha YAS-209 Smart Soundbar is a good option for those looking to upgrade their TV sound without breaking the bank.

True Score

78

Reasons to Buy

  • Well-balanced sound profile
  • Decent build quality
  • Very good stereo performance
  • Spacious, weighty sound
  • Well-placed “surround” effects

Reasons to Avoid

  • Poor surround performance
  • The LED display on top is too small
  • Struggles in stereo
  • The subwoofer lacks some punch with movie effects
  • Only 1 HDMI input

Specifications

  • Bluetooth Enabled
  • Depth
    4.3
  • Height
    2.5
  • Voice Assistant
  • Weight
    6 pounds
  • Width
    36.6
  • Wireless Connectivity
    Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

What Is Not On the Box

What the brand doesn’t always tell you…

The Yamaha YAS-209 is a 2019 model mid-range soundbar that offers built-in Amazon Alexa to improve the sound quality and customization option of TV audio. This system has a 2.1-channel setup, providing good performance with stereo content. That said, it lacks satellite speakers and doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, so it doesn’t have an immersive soundstage. You can find better soundbars for movies on our list of the top-ranked sound speakers today.

With ports such as optical shared HDMI ARC+Out full HDMI in and Ethernet, this system provides hassle-free connectivity. It has remarkably low latency over all its ports, so there is flawless sync between the audio and video feeds. This speaker has built-in Alexa for simple voice control and boasts a companion mobile app for flawless operation.

With a remarkably well-balanced sound profile, this unit is great for music and comes with a dedicated subwoofer, which produces deep bass. Equalizer presets allow adjusting the sound system, and this system has a dialogue enhancement feature that optimizes the quality of human voices. It also streams wirelessly, both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Read on to learn more about the Yamaha YAS-209 and see how it compares with the best-rated soundbars on the market today.

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

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Customer Score

74

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True Score

78

Any product with a True Score above 70 is a Mixed Reviews

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    A

    Trust Score

    69
    The Yamaha YAS-209 is a decent soundbar with a well-balanced sound profile. It has a… read more
  • Which?
    D

    Trust Score

    NR
    Yamaha sound bars have had mixed results in our tests, so we were interested to… read more
  • Digital Trends
    D

    Trust Score

    90
    “No bottom line found for this product” read more
  • CNET
    D

    Trust Score

    84
    The Yamaha YAS-209 smart soundbar delivers excellent sound quality, whether it’s playing music or movies,… read more
  • Tom’s Guide
    D

    Trust Score

    80
    Among the options for a smart soundbar in the $300 to $400 range, Yamaha’s YAS-209… read more
  • Techradar
    D

    Trust Score

    80
    The Yamaha YAS-209 is a well-designed soundbar and subwoofer combination that produces as surprisingly big… read more

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