Originally Posted by holman
I'm going to buy one of these two soundbars and wanted feedback on them.I'm leaning more towards the B&W Panorama.Is there any other high-end sound bars that I should be looking into.
I own a YSP 4000, have heard the 5100 and spent plenty of time listening to the Panorama in different places. And while I think the Panorama is a great soundbar "soundwise", the YSP is far better for surround effect. There are pros and cons for each. While the YSP requires a subwoofer, the Panorama does not. I still think for really good home theater bass, one should get a subwoofer for the panorama.
For music, the Panorama is better.
But for me, it is more about the surround sound and the magic the YSP's can do with that if properly calibrated and in the right room.
Also the Yamaha can decode the HD audios( dolby true, dts ma), while the Panorama can only give you those cores.
That said, they are both great soundbars, and you would be happy with either.