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Yamaha YHT-S401

Yamaha YHT-S401
alaScore 88

401 reviews

Feb, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 401 reviews of Yamaha YHT-S401. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The price and design also get good feedback.

design, price, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Yamaha YHT-S401 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Yamaha YHT-S401 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Reviewers are impressed by the price.


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This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YHTS401-BLACK 7.1 Channel Soundbar & Subwoofer System with USB Digital ConnectionYamaha YHT-S 401

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Hurrairah bin Sohail (

Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar - A Cut Above the Rest


A step up from older models, the Yamaha YHT-S401 is one of the latest mid-level sound bar offerings in the market. Can it deliver on features, design, performance and value to convince us it is a worthy successor to the excellent YHT-S400?

Excellent performance - neutral/natural tone4 HDMI ports providedOption to add extra surround speakers

No wireless capabilitiesReceiver unit is heavy and a bit bulkyLacks cinema feel when playing movies

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Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Anton van Beek (

Yamaha YHT-S401 review


The YHT-S401 seemingly has a lot going for it, including Yamaha's rich heritage in soundbars and a comprehensive specification that makes a mockery of the similarly-priced Bose Solo. The YHT-S401 boasts four HDMI sockets, a headphone jack, FM aerial...

Feb, 2013

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Yamaha YHT-S401


Yamaha has a strong tradition in soundbars, but this isn't its finest by a long stretch

Weighty bass; lots of control and precision; good build

Thin vocals; compressed treble; not wholly intuitive to use

While the S401 doesn’t aim to offer true surround sound, it still feels small scale, and lacks the sonic width and scale we’d like.

Consumer review by: (

Great purchase


Arrived packaged well inside shipping box.Item is as described - excellent depth of sound!! Hard to believe so much clear deep sound from such a lightweight sound bar.RF repeater doesn't work well and can't be positioned where needed, but having...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Yamaha YHT-S401BL Front Surround Home Theater System


Arrived packaged well inside shipping box.Item is as described - excellent depth of sound!! Hard to believe so much clear deep sound from such a lightweight sound bar.RF repeater doesn't work well and can't be positioned where needed, but having...

Consumer review by: Kent (



Very easy to set up. Great sound especially the clear voice. Subwoofer does not have the deep bass sound of my old Boston Acoustics Subwoofer had, but it is not bad. System way way better than TV speakers and pretty close to my 5.1 surround system I...

Consumer review by: digandburn (

Great sound, looks great, questionable manufacturing quality...


I bought this unit to improve quality of poor sounding T.V. and as a sound system for music. It does both of these things very well. Calling it surround sound without adding extra speakers is a bit of a stretch but the quality of sound is sensational...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Rushpinder (

Yamaha YHT-S401


Easy to set up great sound great looks loads of power

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: natural (

Does the job very well


I reviewed this product a couple of months ago when I first bought it. I had lots of problems getting it to work properly at first and ended up being given a replacement receiver by Harvey Norman, Warrawong. Had problems again and decided that maybe I...

Vast improvement in frequency range (much more bass) and clarity.

Cost almost as much as the TV but that's probably because TV's are being made more cheaply nowadays.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael (

Yamaha YHT-S401


Absolute quality

No digital lead supplied

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Signal Connection:Wired


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Number of Speakers:<=3
Sound Projector:Sound Projector + Subwoofer
Soundbar:Soundbar + Subwoofer
Speaker Type:Speaker System
System Type:Soundbar System