Yamaha is one of the most popular soundbar brands as well as being well known for its headphones.
We've collated all the key information on Yamaha soundbars in this handy guide. We've analysed over 10,000 user and expert reviews and 390+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 500+ soundbars to impartially compare each soundbar brand.
Yamaha are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning soundbars. Their soundbars start at $80 for the ATS-1050 which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $1,199 for the YSP-5600 which is a 7.1 soundbar. The average price of a new Yamaha soundbar is $423.
Yamaha are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning soundbars.
Is Yamaha the Best Soundbar Brand?
So are Yamaha soundbars any good? We give every soundbar a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all soundbars we are able to impartially rank all the soundbar brands.
Yamaha is ranked the No. 3 best soundbar brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Yamaha is the 3rd best soundbar brand out there.
Let's look at how Yamaha soundbars compare to the other soundbar brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All soundbar Brands
Yamaha have better reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a Yamaha soundbar being 70%. Yamaha also have a number of great features including 4k passthrough, Mobile App Control and auto lipsync which sets them apart from the competition.
There's a smaller selection of Yamaha soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 12 Yamaha soundbars currently on the market in the US. Yamaha soundbars also tend to be more expensive than most other soundbar brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $336
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $423
Price Distribution of Yamaha Soundbars
What Do the Yamaha Soundbar Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Yamaha soundbar to work out the average distribution of reviews for Yamaha and then compared this to the other soundbar brands.
Yamaha has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its soundbars than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 93% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Yamaha soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all Soundbar brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Yamaha soundbars by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other soundbar brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Yamaha Soundbars Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 23 industry awards for Yamaha soundbars. The table below compares the number of awards received by Yamaha to other popular soundbar brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 10,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Yamaha soundbars. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 94% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Yamaha soundbar owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
94% of reviewers think Yamaha soundbars are reliable.
So, most people think that Yamaha soundbars are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Yamaha soundbars that mention reliability:
It's well made
The YAS-706 is a robust soundbar that can challenge Sonos as a unit around which you can build a multiroom system
all (or most) of the popular streaming services built right in
It doesn't feel like the most robust of units
good quality of construction
video games -Sound can get to high volume which isn't distorted to ears -Very good built quality "Premium Finish" -Great bass (Cons)-Music quality can be better
If you're looking for a high end Yamaha soundbar then the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 88, but is a bit more expensive at $459.99.
Features We Love:
Is 6.1 channels
The highest scoring soundbar under $1,000, with a reasonable price. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar has a very good sound quality, outstanding surround sound quality and it's very quiet.
43 Reviews + 3 Awards
Value for Money
Multiple reviews mentioned that Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.
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The cheapest price that we could find for the MusicCast BAR 400 in the US is $459.99 and in total we found 5 prices for it.
At only $199.94 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Yamaha YAS makes a great budget choice.
Features We Love:
Handheld remote control
Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
A multi award winning and cheap 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a very good spec. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Customers report that this soundbar has a good subwoofer sound, good features and it's very quiet.
393 Reviews + 19 Awards
Value for Money
Our review analysis indicates that Yamaha YAS has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 83% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.
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The cheapest price that we could find for the YAS in the US is $199.94 and in total we found 3 prices for it.