Originally Posted by nenito2k
where are you avsnoob? did you install the s400 yet ?
guys i am still here and enjoying my YHY-S400
Here is my little review:
Design/Looks: The actual sound bar is pretty small and has very industrial look. Back of the sound bar has some flexibility in terms of height of the legs and also how far apart you want the legs to be installed. The sub-woofer/receiver is relatively tall and deep, assuming since it is an integrated sub/receiver it has to be tall and deep. It seems like the sub/receiver cabinet is some kind of wood/vaneer/mdf but has pretty good finish to it. It has a front display showing pretty much everything you need to know - hdmi input, volume and sub level, one of the four presets - music, movie, sports and game. Remote that comes with S400 is pretty cool, its a small remote and has just enough buttons. Back of the sub has 3 hdmi inputs, 1 out (rest you can look it up online). Speaker wire is color coded on both ends - sound bar and sub/receiver so you can't screw that up.
Sound Quality: In my opinion sound out of the sound bar is very clean. Dialogues even at very low volume sound perfectly fine. If I have to differentiate between high freq and mid-range out of sound bar, I would say mids are little more cleaner compared to highs. Sub-woofer is amazing, now I can't compare it to my Velodyne but at this price-point it does pretty amazing job, it actually does a better job than my Onkyo HTIB sub. In terms of simulated surround effect, it has wide sound stage its not just centered to the sound bar, though in terms of getting 5.1 effect from this setup, you can't compare it to true 5.1 but still does pretty decent job. When I unpacked the S400 I set it up in my family room just to try it out and I didn't really get 5.1 effect since it is huge room and walls are far from the media center sound didn't have a way to bounce back but when moved the setup to my bedroom (it's permanent location) I started hearing the simulated surround effect. Even then sound doesn't come from the rear but more from the sides. Overall it is a pretty decent sounding bar and I am happy with it. My existing home theater setup is an Onkyo HTIB but I have 2-channel music setup consisting B&W Matrix Series III speakers and Pioneer Elite SC-25 receiver obviously I am not comparing S400 to that setup but if I have option between HTIB and S400 I would pick S400 due to the flexibility of setup and less clutter at the same time I am not missing a huge deal of details from simulated surround.
Forgot to mention, there is no printed owner's manual, what you get is a CD-rom with electronic manual on it.