Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar vs Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel Soundbar System

A Sound Bar is a high quality loud-speaker system which provides a excellent quality of sound. Sound Bar is slim and wider which perfectly complements your TV and other devices. It can be placed above or below the display devices i.e. TV or home theater or computer monitor. For a good quality TV sound it does not require much space or expense of a home theater sound speaker setup, as sound bar is providing everything in it only.

In a sound bar cabinet several speakers are placed which helps to create sound and stereo effect. Sound Bars are less expensive than the other related stereo systems, also due to its small size it can be setup anywhere. Sound Bars can be said to as replacement of traditional stereo systems.

There are various sound systems available in market but sound-bars are the best options to provide the high quality sounds. Here we are providing information about Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound and Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel Sound bar System by comparing these systems in terms of their features, designs, price and their pros and cons also.

Here is basic introductory review of both the sound bars as given bellow:

Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar

This sound bar came with DTS Virtual: x Virtual 3D surround sound and wireless subwoofer for powerful bass with flexible placement. It also contains Bluetooth wireless music streaming. It can be setup with the TV via using with HDMI, analog or optical connection.

The description of this sound bar is as given below:

Speaker drivers: Center unit1-3/4” woofers x 4, 1” tweeters x 2 Sub: 6-1/4” subwoofer x 1

Color: Black

Subwoofer Type: Wireless

Connectivity: Bluetooth

Input:  HDMI: 1, Digital Optical: 1, Analog Audio: 1

Output: HDMI: 1

Weight: 6.0 lbs (center unit), 17.4 lbs (subwoofer)

Dimension: 36- 5/8” x 2-3/8” x4-1/4” (center unit), 7-1/8” x 17-1/4” x 15-3/4” (subwoofer)

Price: $249.95

Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel Sound bar

This Sound Bar is having Universal compatibility i.e. works with your TV-optical cable included. Its create incredible room-filling surround sound by using its performance tuned driver Array and Dolby digital 5.1 decoding through its sound bar and wireless subwoofer. Voice level in the sound bar is customized to reproduce clear, crusty dialogue and never miss a single word of your favorite movie, TV show or sporting event. It support Bluetooth technology which lets you stream music directly from your Smartphone, tablet or other well-suited device. Total Frequency Response of Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel is between 45 Hz → 20,000 Hz. It also contains wireless subwoofer.

The description of this sound bar is as given bellow:

Speaker drivers: (2) 1.25in x 4.4in mid-range drivers

Color: Black

Orientation: Horizontal

Subwoofer Type: Wireless 5.25in ported, slim subwoofer

Connectivity: Bluetooth

Input:  Optical, analog, Bluetooth

Power: 150 watts

Weight: 3.9 lbs

Dimension: 2.149” x 35.43”x 3.22”

Price: $199.00

 Both of the technologies can be compared as follows:

 1. Design:

 Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar

 It is ultra-slim sound bar fits in front of your TV or on a shelf, or can be rotated for a self-effacing wall mount. It gives a perfect look to your TV as it complements the TV with a great sound quality. Bluetooth lets you wirelessly stream your TV from your mobile devices and Bluetooth-capable devices.

It is perfectly maintains a balance between beauty and function, this sound bar features a slim, understated design that complements your TV while providing easily accessible touch-sensitive buttons and discreet LED indicators that make it a satisfactory to operate.

Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel Sound bar

The design of this Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel is somewhat similar to the Yamaha YAS-207BL in look, as both are having a tall width. This is American speakers designed for the love of music and home theater since 1972. Some Polk sound bars even feature wireless surround sound technology which allows you to connect to wireless surround speakers and hear the future of home theater surround sound.  Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel came up with built-in wireless music technology which turns every song into a high-quality sound audio.

2. Sound quality

 Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar

The Yamaha YAS-207 has six speakers in the sound bar itself to produce a high quality of sound and also a 6.25-inch wireless subwoofer too. In addition to this, it has the latest vertical surround codec, DTS Virtual: X, which adds intensity to the movies you watch.

 Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel Sound bar

The Polk Audio Sound Bar is the best sound bar in my opinion because of the built-in Alexa smart speaker and clear and accurate reproduction of dialogue. It contains best connectivity options and the Polk Connect app helps you to setup process step-by-step.

3. Features

Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar

It provides HDMI and optical input as well as 3.5mm analog input for just about any device with a headphone jack and Bluetooth connection for music stream from your smart phone.The buttons on the micro remote make things simple. The surround sound key switches between the system’s basic surround sound mode DSP (digital signal processing) and the new DTS Virtual:X mode, which is designed to produce wide and more vertical surround sound image provided by 3D surround sound .DSP modes like TV and Sports can be operated through Yamaha’s Home Theater Controller app.

Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel Sound bar

It provides incredible room-filling virtual surround sound that easily beats your TV’s small speakers. It also converts the voice levels to reproduce clear, crisp dialogue so that you can enjoy your TV show or sporting event. It fits most spaces i.e. you can easily wall-mount it or set it in front of your TV. It will not cover your TV’s bottom edge or IR remote sensor. It also include optical cable quickly connects your TV to the sound bar easily.

4. Pros and Cons

 Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar

Pros: Compact in size/Great virtual surround simulation

Cons: No Wi-Fi connectivity is available/No voice assistant/Feeble remote

Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel Sound bar

Pros: Built-in voice assistant/Clear dialogue reproduction/Great physical remote

Cons: Subpar bass response/Disappointing surrounds simulation


It can be concluded that both the sound bars good having their own functionalities, but Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel Sound bar can be said to as best of these two as it is having better features than Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar. It provides a room-filled surround sound quality and also it is cheaper than Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar. You can go with Polk Audio – 2.1-Channel Sound bar without any doubts.

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