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I know many might not be aware of what that means but I’ll surely explain it any short segments after the intro but being transparent as always Yamaha did ship this over for me to test I’ll, of course, go over the pros and cons for you and see if it’s worth getting now this soundbar retails but I have seen it recently for 279 as always
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There are a combination of LED lights that illuminates to indicate which device you have this set to also light that goes left to right to indicate volume levels as of recently the more expensive sound bars tested on the channel doesn’t even have that now on the far end are touch sensitive buttons to control your audio and playback and as a side note the LED lights are able to turn off or dim with the included remote control now looking at the rear the yeas 207 is wall mountable you do have to obtain these screws yourself but getting a closer look at your connections it’s very minimal on the rear here I’m sure most manufacturers are relying on arc technology as an alternative essentially having all of your devices connect to your TV then just one HDMI going to the sound bar now for the average consumer be sure your TV supports the Audio Return Channel and it doesn’t down convert your signal to stereo they won HDMI IN you have one optical in now there is bluetooth pairing for connections with your phone tested this with my samsung s A+ and I was able to walk the entire length of my office here about 40 linear feet with no issues unfortunately there’s no NFC for easy pairing now all right to the sound test here I am using binaural microphones for this test this is the most accurate test available so be sure to put on your earphones or headphones those will make a huge difference 200 times stronger now and there you have it folks of it’s a darn good sound bar if I would suggest this is more fitting for small to medium sized rooms this can be used in large rooms but you do lose some of its wideness and breadth when expanding the area the subwoofer you guys saw earlier is quite large but the base isn’t that rumbling or resonating it’s more neutral than anything my experience and testing its punchy and fast on the controller you’re able to turn up the subwoofer and also toggle bass extension and it does slightly help but I’d notice it causes the mid-range the vocals to get slightly recessed or suppressed almost muddy like unfortunately I’d say just keep this setting right in the middle or just a tick or two up now for the mid-range with clear voice up the audio is pushed forward and does become brighter it does sound much better than these standard stock settings compared to some other sound bars in that I’ve tested Yamaha 207 does stand out and it is brighter or more forward than others but I do wish though there was a bit more detail resolution here not speaking of surround sound just yet but the detail in the revenant during scenes of rain is a good example.
When the rain sounds jumbled together almost like white noise and it isn’t as sharp or crisp here you can say we’re gonna hear raindrops hitting leaves trees the ground etc but again for consider how bright and four this is the 207 still sounds good now the high notes do have some roll off as blasting this at near maximum the 207 was so within reason without causing any listening fatigue which is a huge plus yeah-ha does play it safe here without going too high here in the frequency band to cause any ear ringing or high-pitched screeches now we’re talking about scenes of jets flying by Superman breaking the sound barrier sometimes causes that noise tire burnouts and the fast and fierce snow those are times when the affordable sound bars tend to struggle by jumping into surround sound from my test again for it does a fair job compared to other sound bars at this most sound bars will offer a center channel plus left and right stereo separation with the yes 207 the sound stage is slightly bigger and wider to clarify we’re not talking about in coughing surround sound I personally did not have moments where I hadn’t looked at a side or behind me as audio was perceived to come from there but the order separation was within 90 to 100 degrees in front of me not super wide or engulfing but better than most at this last but not least I gotta address virtual acts with all that hype and marketing I was hoping to achieve more of a vertical audio experience but unfortunately it does well everywhere else but testing six different blu-rays three out of the six is at least dolby atmos certified also double-checking that I have a supported 4k blu-ray player the proper connections hit most importantly the latest firmware that allows for my blue light and the sambars to turn on to let me know three surround sound is working I’ve barely noticed the vertical height this is possibly the biggest letdown for me so overall I really enjoyed the sound bar it’s simple and accessible no need for extra speakers and wires the audio quality is good.