Site Title

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 w/ Wireless Subwoofer (YAS-408)

MSRP 500 USDNEX score 77%

Product Overview

MusicCast BAR 400 is a full-feature soundbar with minimalist design and broad connectivity options by Yamaha. It comes with a 6.5-inch wireless subwoofer.
The MusicCast BAR 400 supports both Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround. With MusicCast Surround technology, the BAR 400 can connect to optional wireless MusicCast Surround-enabled rear speakers via WiFi.
In 2019, Yamaha introduced the YAS-209, which keeps the same driver setup but drops MusicCast Surround support.

Product Gallery

Photo 0of Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 w/ Wireless Subwoofer (YAS-408)Photo 1of Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 w/ Wireless Subwoofer (YAS-408)Photo 2of Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 w/ Wireless Subwoofer (YAS-408)Photo 3of Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 w/ Wireless Subwoofer (YAS-408)Photo 4of Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 w/ Wireless Subwoofer (YAS-408)Photo 5of Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 w/ Wireless Subwoofer (YAS-408)Photo 6of Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 w/ Wireless Subwoofer (YAS-408)Photo 7of Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 w/ Wireless Subwoofer (YAS-408)

<

>

X

Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Excellent sound with both movies and music
  • Supports Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X
  • Works with Apple AirPlay and Google Assistant
Cons
  • Lacks lossless surround support

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent multiroom sound
  • Easy to use
  • Clear Voice feature
  • DTS Virtual:X
Cons
  • No lossless surround support
  • Limited HDMI connections
  • No 4.1-channel surround
Read More

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
Sub

Connectivity

Ports
[Input] 1x HDMI | [Output] 1x HDMI + 1x optical + 1x analog
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2
Wireless Range
33 ft

Construction

Drivers | Subwoofer
6.5" cone
Drivers | Tweeter
2x 1" tweeters
Drivers | Woofer
4x 1.75" woofers
Form Factor
Soundbar with wireless subwoofer

Dimensions

Size | Depth
110.5 mm / 4.38 inch
SubSize | Depth
405 mm / 16 inch
Size | Height
60 mm / 2.38 inch
SubSize | Height
417 mm / 16.38 inch
Size | Width
980 mm / 38.68 inch
SubSize | Width
180 mm / 7.13 inch
Weight
2.7 kg / 6.0 lbs
SubWeight
9.4 kg / 21 lbs

Function

Audio
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Compressed Music Enhancer, DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround
Bluetooth Profiles
EDR / A2DP, AVRCP

Performance

Power Consumption
30W (bar) + 19W (sub)
Power Output
100W (bar) + 100W (sub)

Production

Debut
2018-08-07

Related Products

Thumbnail of product Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer and Alexa

Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer and Alexa

Yamaha YAS-209 is a mid-range soundbar with a wireless subwoofer. Sharing much of the same features with the MusicCast BAR 400 (YAS-408), the YAS-209 only differs in dropping MusicCast Surround support. At the same time, the YAS-209 improves upon the Y...
NEX score 76%
Thumbnail of product Yamaha SR-C20A Soundbar w/ Built-in Subwoofer

Yamaha SR-C20A Soundbar w/ Built-in Subwoofer

Yamaha SR-C20A is an entry-level soundbar that is easy to place in any room, thanks to its compact size and built-in subwoofer. With the said subwoofer and dual passive radiators, the SR-C20A is able to deliver a surprising amount of bass for its size....
NEX score 70%
Thumbnail of product Yamaha SR-B20A Soundbar w/ Dual Built-in Subwoofers

Yamaha SR-B20A Soundbar w/ Dual Built-in Subwoofers

Yamaha SR-B20A is an entry-level soundbar with two built-in woofers. It improves upon Yamaha's award-winning YAS-108 and YAS-109 and is easy to place in any room, thanks to its compact, all-in-one form factor. The two subwoofers in the SR-B20A are desi...
NEX score 68%
Thumbnail of product Yamaha YAS-109 Soundbar w/ Dual Built-in Subwoofers and Alexa

Yamaha YAS-109 Soundbar w/ Dual Built-in Subwoofers and Alexa

Yamaha YAS-109 is a soundbar with two built-in woofers. It improves upon Yamaha's award-winning YAS-108 released in 2018. Thanks to its compact, all-in-one form factor, the YAS-109 is easy to place in any room. The YAS-109 supports a rich set of digita...
NEX score 82%
Thumbnail of product Samsung HW-Q900T 7.1.2-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Samsung HW-Q900T 7.1.2-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

HW-Q900T is a 7.1.2-channel soundbar in Samsung's 2020 premium Q-series lineup. It shares the same main soundbar and subwoofer with the flagship HW-Q950T, dropping the rear surround speakers. The HW-Q900T sports 16 drivers and supports the most complet...
NEX score 82%
Thumbnail of product Samsung HW-Q800T 3.1.2-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Samsung HW-Q800T 3.1.2-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

HW-Q800T is a 3.1.2-channel soundbar in Samsung's 2020 premium Q-series lineup. It features eight drivers and supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X digital audio processing for a virtual surround experience. Like other Q-series soundbars, the HW-Q800T ac...
NEX score 84%
Thumbnail of product Samsung HW-Q70T 3.1.2-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Samsung HW-Q70T 3.1.2-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

HW-Q70T is a 3.1.2-channel soundbar in Samsung's 2020 premium Q-series lineup. Rather similar to the HW-Q800T, the HW-Q70T comes with a smaller wireless subwoofer but retains the same main unit. Like most other 2020 Q-series soundbars, the HW-Q70T supp...
NEX score 44%
Thumbnail of product Samsung HW-Q60T 5.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Samsung HW-Q60T 5.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

HW-Q60T is a 5.1-channel soundbar with wireless subwoofer in Samsung's 2020 premium Q-series lineup, among which it is the only model without Dolby Atmos support. The subwoofer unit in the HW-Q60T is identical to that of the HW-Q70T. It can also be sup...
NEX score 31%
Thumbnail of product Panasonic SC-HTB600 Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Panasonic SC-HTB600 Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Panasonic SC-HTB600 is an elegant soundbar with a wireless subwoofer for an entry-level home theatre setup. Inside its minimalist chassis, Panasonic has endowed the SC-HTB600 with two 4.5x10cm full-range speakers, while a single 16cm unit resides in th...
Thumbnail of product Samsung HW-T550 2.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Samsung HW-T550 2.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Samsung HW-T550 is a 2.1-channel soundbar with a small wireless subwoofer. Compared to similarly-designed HW-T450, it uses a dual-tweeter, dual-woofer setup instead of full-range drivers and adds more connectivity options. Unlike higher-spec'd models i...
NEX score 34%
Thumbnail of product Samsung HW-T650 3.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Samsung HW-T650 3.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

Samsung HW-T650 is a 3.1-channel soundbar with a wireless subwoofer. Compared to similarly-designed HW-T550, it adds two center channel speakers as well as digital surround processing such as DTS Digital Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1. Unlike higher-sp...
NEX score 47%
Thumbnail of product LG SN5Y 2.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

LG SN5Y 2.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

LG SN5Y is an entry-level 2.1-channel soundbar with a small wireless subwoofer. In its compact body, the SN5Y packs two channels and four drivers; it supports Dolby Digital Surround and DTS Virtual:X digital processing. Unlike premium soundbars in LG's...

3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

techradar[1]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is a 2.1-channel combo that delivers an impressive performance with movies and music. It supports lossy Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround, but not lossless formats like Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio. However Yamaha has added DTS Virtual:X, which uses psychoacoustic processing to create a more immersive experience. There's also the Clear Voice feature that makes dialogue easier to understand, and if you own an Amazon Alexa product, you can also control the Yamaha with vocal commands. The BAR 400's strengths as a two-channel system meant that it delivered some great stereo imaging.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • DTS Virtual:X
  • Clear Voice feature
Cons
  • No lossless surround support
  • Limited HDMI connections

whathifi[2]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
Yamaha's MusicCast Bar 400 is a wireless soundbar with 4.1-channel surround. It's easy to use and easy to access music, including high-res files up to 24-bit/192kHz over the network. MusicCast devices can also be controlled by either Google Assistant or Alexa.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Excellent multiroom sound
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • No 4.1-channel surround

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/yamaha-musiccast-bar-400. 2019-02-08. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/yamaha-musiccast-bar-400. 2020-10-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

Neofiliac places the utmost respect for your privacy. We use no cookie whatsoever beyond that needed for the proper functioning of the website.

The MSRP provided on this page may not apply to all regions equally. For the current price, please refer to the Price Comparison section.

*This page contains affiliate links to third-party merchants such as Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten. When you make a purchase using the supplied links, we will receive a commission.

***These key takeaways ("pros" and "cons") and summaries are identified from third-party review by our AI using advanced language models.

Comments

Please login before adding comments. Now supporting Sign in with Google and LinkedIn!