Originally Posted by dcobserver
Davyo, I will posting my review of the Bose 1-SR and the Yamaha YSP 4100 soon, but in the interim, since you have heard the 1-SR and presumably the YSP 2200 and 4100, which YSP product is closer to the Bose 1-SR? Is it the YSP 2200 or YSP 4100? I would guess the 4100 based on price, but looking at the specs (the inputs/technology), the 1-SR seems to be closer to the YSP 2200. I think the best test is to demo both the 1-SR and 2200 together.
The Bose Lifestyle 135 soundbar seems to have more of the technology (DTS decoding and HD upcoversion) that the YSP 4100 has but I'm not sure how much noticeable sound diff all that makes.
I cant comment on the Bose vs the Yamaha's as I have not demoed the Bose at home,,, only heard it in the store,,,, I never pass judgement on a soundbar that I dont have personal hands-on experience with at home,,,, in the store the Bose was amazing,, at home I have no idea so I will reserve my total opinions untill I do an at home demo,, if I do.
From my understanding and what I was told by more than a few Bose employees is that the 135 and the 1-SR will sound exactly alike, so soundwise they should be 100% equal.
One thing I would comment on is if given the choice between a YSP4100 and a Bose 135 (same price) I would pick the 135, reasons are the Bose looks very slick and a biggie for me is the Bose is far more user friendly than the YSP's,,,,the YSP menus are kind of a pain in the ass to navigate, the YSP onscreen menus and OS have never impressed me while the Bose OS and onscreen menus are easy and very user friendly.
Very much looking forward to you review/comparison of the 4100 and the Bose,, are you planning on doing a side by side comparison at home ?