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Yamaha YHT-495

Yamaha YHT-495
alaScore 79

57 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Yamaha YHT-495. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Yamaha YHT-495 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Yamaha YHT-495


alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Yamaha YHT-495 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YHT-590BL Home Theater in a Box (Black)Yamaha YHT-590BL Home Theater in a Box (Black)

Sep, 2018

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Big Sound for Little Money


This surround sound can drive you around the room and if cranked; from the room! It has BIG SOUND!!! for the price you cant beat it and this company beats them all as the best price of all!

Oct, 2012

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Exceeds expectation for the price point


Nice HTIB for a mid small to midsize room. My iroom is 13x24 and carpeted and sound fills the room without escaping to adjoining areas. I really like the functionality of the remote and how easy it was to get up and running.

Easy setup, nicely functional remote, wide variety of settings. The speakers are nice looking, the receiver basic display and 4 HDMI inputs. Recevier handles the BluRay, PS3, CD changer and cable box flawlessly. Powered subwoofer is responsive and...

Some volume issues with commercials on regular TV. Bass can sometimes be overpowering during movies even when set for most parts of the action

Jan, 2012

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YAMAHA YHT-495BL 5.1 Channel Home Theater in Box System


Brought my room to life easy set up. Quick delivery. Powerful bass

Speaker thread(wire), programming remote for other devices not easy at all

Dec, 2011

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The sound this system produces is quite fantastic. Sounds equal or better than my friends "top of the line, hand picked" system

as said many times before, the speaker wire could be beefed up. works just fine, but when I get around to installing and running the wire through the attic, gunna bump it up to be on the safe side

Dec, 2011

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Amazing for any price


Great for the price, and UPGRADABLE!!! If you don't like the speakers you can buy better ones for use on the "B" input!

The sound of this system is great at high volumes. The speakers are clear and precise, and do not distort at all at the highest volumes.

You have to use a separate audio connection (optical or Digital Audio) for HDMI devices. There are only 2 places where you'll find this information: On the box and one line in the instructions.

Dec, 2008

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Great Sound for a Great Price *update*


Buy some better wire because they system comes with some low quality 80' wire. I purchased 16AWG oxygen free wire. Not sure I really notice a big diff in the audio quality or not but I will say that the wire is much more durable, and I assume a much...

This is an update to my previous review " Great Sound for a Great Price"

missing some of the audio features like DTS HD like some newer receivers, but then again the whole system is less than $500, so no complaints. To my ears this system still sounds great with blu-ray movies on my HTPC, but then again I have only tested a...

Sep, 2008

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Great Sound for a Great Price


I could not find any complaints online about overheating so I hope I just had a faulty unit....

The sound is superb. I will admit that I do not consider myself anywhere near a huge audio enthusiast, but I can tell when something sounds good or when something lacks depth.

It could just be my system is faulty, but it kept on turning off after about an hour of use. At first I figured maybe it was overheating (it was quite warm underneath). However, it did it again last night and yet there was not much heat coming off the...

Sep, 2008

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Great tuner


I'm not a very big audiophile, but this has satisfied my ears.

Well built system, the speakers look feel and sound very nice. Listening to Coldplay in FLAC sounds absolutely excellent. Built in HDMI switching is a blessing and a curse (see Cons). Well written manual and set up guide. Responsive subwoofer with...

HDMI switching is nice, but when you have component inputs also, you must output from the tuner as component, which means the TV input must also be changed. It can't convert from component to HDMI so only one cord is running to the TV. The "volume up"...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Yamaha Makes Great-Sounding Home Theater Easy with This One-Box System that includes a 100W 5-Channel Receiver with SCENE 8 DSP Programs and iPod compatibility plus Five Speakers and a 100W Subwoofer. The Yamaha YHT-590BL 5.1 Channel Home Theater System delivers powerful 600-watt surround sound superior picture quality with 1080p-compatible HDMI switching and HDTV-compatible component video terminals. Advanced features include 4 SCENE buttons offering easy operation Bluetooth capability and you can hook up your iPod if you use the optional YDS-10 Universal Dock. Other outstanding features include 40-station preset tuning/auto preset tuning front panel Video Aux input terminals Virtual CINEMA DSP 6-channel external decoder input subwoofer out Speaker A or B selection and preset remote unit. You'll enjoy the complete home theater experience with the Yamaha YHT-590BL 5.1-channel Home Theater System.