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Yamaha YAS-101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2767 reviews of Yamaha YAS-101. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Yamaha YAS-101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Yamaha YAS-101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 user reviews of Yamaha YAS-101 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YAS101bl SoundBar System with Built-In Subwoofer - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)Yamaha YAS101bl SoundBar System with Built-In Subwoofer - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha YAS-101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 750 user reviews of Yamaha YAS-101 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YAS-101BL Front Surround System, Piano BlackYamaha YAS-101BL Front Surround System, Piano Black

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Yamaha YAS-101

 

In smaller rooms, the Yamaha YAS-101 soundbar delivers impressive value for the dollar. It sounds like a more expensive system, and since there's no subwoofer, it can fit into just about any decor when placed underneath an HDTV.

Smooth, natural sound. Powerful bass even without a subwoofer. Stylish design.

Doesn't reach the home theater-like levels a system with a discrete subwoofer does. Does not support Bluetooth streaming. No HDMI or stereo RCA inputs.

Performance and Conclusions I tested the system with the $500 Oppo BDP-103 , our current Editors' Choice for high-end Blu-ray players. Without a subwoofer, you're not going to get the room-shaking rumble of a proper home theater setup, even though the...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Yamaha YAS-101 review

 

Editors' note: The rating on this product has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace. The review has not otherwise been modified.

Yamaha's first budget sound bar delivers solid sound quality for TV and movies. The Yamaha YAS-101 's built-in subwoofer will appeal to minimalists who don't want a separate sub, plus it has an innovative feature that passes through remote signals if...

If you like tons of bass or really high volume, the YAS-101 isn't for you. It's also light on features, lacking HDMI inputs, analog audio inputs, and any kind of wireless audio streaming.

Yamaha's YAS-101 is a great budget sound bar, with an excellent design and a helpful feature for dealing with remote signals, although it's light on connectivity.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Follows us on Facebook (gadgetreview.com)

Yamaha YAS-101 Soundbar Review

 

Since the advent of Plasma and LCD, big screen TVs can fit just about any where you stick it. However, it's an entirely different story when it comes to home theater systems. They generally require more [...]

Good bass response considering its size ; Well built with a black glossy piano finish that gives it a high perceived value ; Easy to setup and use

No detectable surround sound ; Subwoofer must be cranked to 100% to hear it

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Yamaha YAS-101

 

Does this sleek Yamaha sound bar really mimic 7.1 channels of simulated surround sound? How does such a small sound bar provide such big sound? Check out our sound bar reviews.

The sleek and beautifully styled Yamaha YAS-101 sound bar produces good, clean sound

The Yamaha YAS-101 lacks HDMI and RCA inputs. You don't have the option to stream music wirelessly to the sound bar

Despite providing clear and distinct dialogue, the lack of inputs and weak bass prevent the YAS-101 from ranking higher among its competition.

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Yamaha YAS-101 review

 

Editors' note: The rating on this product has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace. The review has not otherwise been modified.

Yamaha's first budget sound bar delivers solid sound quality for TV and movies. The Yamaha YAS-101 's built-in subwoofer will appeal to minimalists who don't want a separate sub, plus it has an innovative feature that passes through remote signals if...

If you like tons of bass or really high volume, the YAS-101 isn't for you. It's also light on features, lacking HDMI inputs, analog audio inputs, and any kind of wireless audio streaming.

Yamaha's YAS-101 is a great budget sound bar, with an excellent design and a helpful feature for dealing with remote signals, although it's light on connectivity.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: IMStaton (cnet.com)

Yamaha Quality!

 

After using the speakers for a few weeks I think I am able to submit a review. The speaker is nice, sleek and shiny black. Thicker than I expected but with the built in sub-woofer, I figured it had to be. It sat neatly in front of my 52" Sharp LCD TV....

+ Sound was great, nice and clear + Speaker is nice, sleek and shiny black + Easy to set up and controls are intuitive + Included optical cable

- Bass was not deep and pronounced but there was bass

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: patriotmedalsoldier (cnet.com)

For money, this is better than most

 

pair with sub and you won't regret listening to most music material.

pleasant sounding

could use subwoofer but this model is better than many many other small speakers here

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: bweber85 (cnet.com)

Not bad and better than stock speakers.

 

You may want to consider pairing this with a subwoofer and then you will be good to go.

The sound bar is able to learn remote control codes so you don't have to have a separate remote. The pass through is a great feature, and this has a mounting setup so it can easily be put on a wall. There are lots of sound modes too.

For the money there are better sounding systems out there. The speakers are very loud, but without a separate sub the whole system sounds almost empty.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: flyinjs (tigerdirect.com)

High Cost

 

Doesn't have the Bass for all of the hype. It is a sound bar after all and I didn't expect miracles but I agree with most other reviews that it is priced about $75.00 over its actual worth.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Cost

 

Would only pay $200.00 for this product,not worth the asking price. Thank you Mr.B

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Soundbar speaker

Full-range driver diameter (imperial):2.5
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):2.5
Tweeter diameter:2.5
Woofer diameter (imperial):3

Technical Details

Docking connector type: No