Yamaha Home Theater System with Bluetooth

Last updated: December 6, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Yamaha Home Theater System with Bluetooth placed 11th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Yamaha YHT-4930UBL home theater in a box supports Bluetooth for wireless music playback, 4K Ultra HD video with HDCP 2.2 compatibility and Features a discrete 5.1-Channel amplifier design. For ease of use, the exclusive Yamaha YPAO system automatically calibrates your listening environment for Optimal sound performance. Included is a compact Black gloss 5.1-Channel speaker system with a powerful 6 1/2″ 100 watt powered subwoofer.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It’s got 4K passthrough, so it’ll fit in with your 4K TV without a problem. It’s big, loud, and glossy, so it can immerse you in giant audio, and it’ll look good doing it.
A unique feature of this product is the YPAO Sound Optimization. This feature analyzes the acoustics in your space and will adjust the different audio options to provide the most ideal sound.
The subwoofer and speakers have an extra bass setting that converts a few speakers into secondary subwoofers for truly deep bass when you need it.
Thankfully the sub has a dedicated volume knob, as that helps when you want to push the overall volume a little more without obscuring the audio.
- Heavy
The speakers deliver richer bass while maintaining sound balance and good localization. It does not end there because it is made with YPAO sound optimization that will enable automatic speaker set up.
It’s easy to fit the entire system in even a small room or office and, as it is wireless, you’re not going to be tripping over any unsightly cables.
This system is great at supporting Bluetooth for wireless music playback.
Moreover, it is a compressed music enhancer as well. As a result, it will become easier for you to enhance the sound which comes through the speakers.
The whole system looks really stylish and shiny. Almost everything is made of plastic with that glossy finish (which is not great and speakers don’t really seem durable).
One of the most impressive features is Yamaha’s YPAO system calibration ensuring your home theater system is set up correctly.
This home theater system is also equipped with the Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO), which automatically optimizes the system based on the acoustics of the room.
I think one of my favorite things about this system has to be all of the different customizable DSP modes. They’re just so fun to use while dramatically changing the sound signature with each preset.
If you want to stream audio from your handheld device into the sound system, then this unit has Bluetooth support. And, you aren't limited to just streaming into the receiver.
It is compatible with Bluetooth, and you can also enjoy music from your smartphone and other devices.
You can effortlessly stream music with any Bluetooth compatible device, with amazing clarity.
The speakers are compact, but deliver crisp sound, and the bass coming out of the subwoofer is just magic.

What reviewers didn't like

While it’s definitely a bargain, that doesn’t mean it’s cheap. No support for high-end audio formats. The included remote is a little flimsy and hard to use.
This is only a 5.1-channel system, so you won't receive as many speakers as you'd get with a 7.1-channel system.
May not work with older game consoles
The eight-inch subwoofer rounds out the sound well, but it gets a little distorted and muddy at higher volumes.
- Heavy
If there has to be something we would like to improve/change, that would be the subwoofer. It’s not like the bass is not punchy enough but it gets a bit distorted even at 65% volume and almost unlistenable if you increase the volume level above 90%.
Wireless setting can be unreliable
Maybe my only qualm would be that the receiver doesn’t have 2 subwoofer outputs since I’ve talked about the benefit of that before, but even then you can still get another receiver or an RCA splitter and use that.
The receiver doesn’t have as many input connections as most of Yamaha's standalone models.
The remote control is not universal and doesn’t include TV functions
We did find that, at high volumes, the YHT-4930UBL tended to distort a little.
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