Great sound, but setup is tricky. Chose this after reading dozens of positive reviews both online and in tech/hi-if magazines. It’s the newly designed model which replaces the yas-103 and its slightly better looking with a lower profile form. Functionally they are pretty much identical i think. Using the supplied optical cable it was plug and play with my lg uhd tv, every source shown on tv (blu-ray/xbox/wii/freeview) all output their sound to the yamaha instead of the tv speakers (just disable them in tv settings)sound quality is much better than the tv speakers. Bluetooth audio streaming works well, as does the basic ios app to replace the remote control. The only downside was the headache of setting up the “remote learning” feature to enable the to remote to operate the volume/mute of the soundbar rather than the (no longer required) tv. As there is no display on the yamaha you communicate with it through a series of flashing lights and beeps – all very cryptic and took several attempts to figure it out. In the end it would work with the lg magic remote, but thankfully the humax bt vision remote did work so we are now up and running. Still recommended but allow time to setup the fiddly remote features.
Big improvement from the tv sound.
Excellent sound at a superb price. . A great addition to your tv’s sound. The sound quality is excellent for enhancing both voice for general tv viewing and watching films. I wanted a soundbar that had no separate sub-woofer and i feel that this unit is very capable of enhancing the bass without the need for a separate box. However, yamaha as thoughtfully added a port should you want to add one at a later date. The supplied remote is fine but as the only indication of the mode selected is by looking at the led lights on the top of the soundbar i downloaded the app and use that via my phone. The app is very good; you can select the mode (tv, movie, music, bluetooth etc), control the volume and switch it off. Annoyingly though, you cant switch it on using the app, presumably because the bluetooth function is disabled in standby. I fully recommend using the app over the supplied remote. A minor downside is the supplied optical cable seems very flimsy.
Has added great sound quality whilst watching tv. Has added great sound quality whilst watching tv. Before this purchase, the tv sounded tinny but it is now 100% better. Great price for a good quality item.
- Great sound, but setup is tricky
- Excellent sound at a superb price.
- has added great sound quality whilst watching Tv
Yamaha YAS105 Soundbar – Black
- Slim and powerful premium quality soundbar
- Small footprint that won’t compromise on sound quality
- Bluetooth wireless playback with app control
I used it for few days, easy to set up,absolute value for money. Good quality sound and speakers are top of the quality. Used for blue tooth devices and unfortunately i could not used the optical cable provided because my tv is early generation of flat screen. Manage to connect via analogue cable. The reason i give four because of the remote size. If the remote is little bit bigger i definitely give it all fives.