The Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar is one of those rare products that sounds better than you ever expected for the price. At $170 for today only on Amazon (a savings of $130), it’s also unusually feature-packed. You can stream from your phone or tablet using a Bluetooth wireless connection, hook up your television using HDMI, or use a more traditional optical or analog connection from a home receiver.
A new technology called DTS Virtual also sets this soundbar apart. The idea is to simulate what a movie theater is like with surround sound that is convincing. In a movie like Spider-Man: Far From Home, you’ll hear the wisps and wallops of a smoke creature invading a city and the swooshes of Spider-Man coming from all directions.
I also like the smartphone app, which allows you to control the connections and volume. That’s a unique feature and also a good back-up for those of us who tend to lose remotes. The soundbar comes with a wireless subwoofer as well. The sound quality is amazingly good, the setup is easy -- and the price is quite reasonable. (For comparison, the popular Sonos Beam soundbar has similar features but costs $399 on Amazon.)
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