Great first soundbar
I love the base and the sound.
I think for the price and built in dual sub Woofers with Bluetooth 5 and HT controller app I cant complain at all.
Hands down their best value for money and quality sound bar.
The app allows fine control of sub woofer and has dedicated modes for viewing content.
Regret this purchase now :(
I got this from Harvey Norman $145. While the price is good - it's not much better than a bluetooth portable speaker.
No treble control, or midrange. Very muddy and basic functions are only available via the (buggy and outdated) Yamaha app.
Those who say it's an improvement on the TV speaker? Well that's just stating the obvious.
Heads up - I doesn't work properly lay flat. For those who say it does - try facing it toward you, it's like a whole new speaker. (but still massively underwhelming).
Very easy to set up. Also bought a HDMI cable to connect that way which was not included. Provided I remember to turn on the power to both TV and soundbar it all works as it did before, no need to use the new remote for the soundbar as it automatically turns on. Probably haven't used it to its full potential. But do remember this is baseline quality I paid $189 including the HDMI cable and delivery. If you want better sound spend more money. I am happy with it.
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Quality soundbar that is value for money.
This soundbar was so easy to setup and get working by connecting to a the Samsung smart TV via an HDMI cable. Love the fact that everything is contained in one device and there is no bulky sub woofer taking up floor real estate. The difference in sound was noticeable immediately with improved speech and music from my TV. The sound of the base is good and the overall surround effect works well in my lounge room. At the time I bought this, the new model had been released, hence I bought this at a great price and my son bought one also. I would recommend this product.
Great value and performance
Having a reasonably high quality HiFi system and speakers, I wondered of I needed to improve the sound quality of my TV viewing by adding a sound bar. I could easily have connected the TV output to the Yamaha Receiver but wanted something permanently attached and easy to actovate. And I didn't want to spend too much money. Having done a bit of research on what was available, I chose the Yamaha YAS-108 and at the price, I couldn't be happier. I'm sure there are many other sound bars with much better sound but not at anywhere this price. Highly recommended.
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Great Soundbar just don't buy it if you expect Arc to work with a Hisense TV
The sound bar produces great sound and has great bass for a one piece soundbar. The sound dynamics will definitely depend on what room you use it in, but in our open style living room the 3D sound is fantastic. I think this feature works better when your ceilings are around 10ft or less in height. In my experience we have used the soundbar more for just playing music as the bluetooth connection is great and being able to pair to 2 devices makes it great to share with someone else.
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Good sound quality. For a smaller room, the sound volume is more than adequate - haven't noticed any sound issues at louder volumes. Voices are clear in movies and TV shows.
Bluetooth connection to phones works well.
Status lights are on top, so this may be a little annoying if not using HDMI controls.
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Great Bass and overall sounds, however Voice is muffled!
Great bass and overall surround sound however voice clarity of spoken dialogue is terrible.
The voice is muffled and sometimes inaudible, only when I turn off the SoundBar and return to the TV Speaker do I get a boost of the voice clarity back to standard level.
I would like a refund however am not sure Harvey Norman will refund based on this feedback, I wouldn't buy this unless you want to watch movies like The Expendables with minimal talk and massive explosions.
Good quality sound but connection via ARC is painful
The sound quality of the Yamaha YAS-108 is fantastic for the price and easily matches the $1000 5 year old sound bar it replaces. Sound clarity does suffer at louder volumes but this soundbar is more than adequate for bedroom or smaller lounges or lounges with lower ceilings. As a bonus the YAS-108 was able to be connected to my existing sub woofer for fantastic window rattling base. Its surround sound mode is fairly ineffectual but the stereo mode is where the strengths of this soundbar lie. The connection via HDMI ARC is extremely painful a...nd needlessly difficult. Yamaha is a long way behind Samsung and Sony in this regard. I had to search the internet to get consistent sound out of the soundbar as when I connected as described in the manual the soundbar would loose its setting and have to be reconnected everytime you turn the TV on and off.
A good Soundbar but not without issues.
Retails for ~$300 but I don't think this is good value for money. I bought the Yamaha ATS1080 on Ebay (which I believe is identical) and paid $230 from Australian supplier.
Sounds alright until you turn it up too high when the sound gets very muddy - which is probably to be expected for the price but doesn't gel with all the glowing reviews.
Pretty decent bass for a unit without a separate Sub once Bass Expander mode turned on.
Looks good and appears to be well made.
Quite a few good software features.
Has an undocumented auto-volume leveling "feature" which resets volume to pre-determined level at every power cycle which is really annoying if you prefer it to remain somewhere else....
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