- (December 12, 2004) after alot of use i have come to much preffer these over my old Z-680 set. There is alot of changes (it is not just the woofer like some people claim... check the site) the mid range is alot clearer and the woofer is no longer "boomy" but can still output thunderous shakes that rock my mirror on the wall. the woofer along with its increase in size has gained alot of clarity in its bass frequency output aswell, alot more defined i would say :) The added support of DTS 24/96 means i can play games/dvds that support it which is nice, and yes there quite a few poping up although i have only 3 titles so far speaker wire is just composite cable from your local radio shack, so cheap and ea
- (November 01, 2004) This is the best speaker system I've ever heard. My roommate was watching Lord of the Rings, and I thought the deep rumbling I was hearing through the wall was a nasty thunderstorm brewing outside. You really can't go wrong with this setup. If you have the cash and you want the best speakers you can buy with that cash, you'll have a VERY hard time finding something better, if you can. Which I doubt.
- (May 15, 2004) This speaker system is one of the best. It has perfect sound quality, loud yet not overriding bass and ideal highs. I highly recommend this system for any movie fans or gamers....you can't go wrong with the S750.
- (31/08/13) An awesome, great looking soundbar. If you want true surround sound, buy a surround sound system!! If you really like nice, enhanced sound from your television without all the extra speakers and wiring then this is for you. Highs are clear, midrange good, and there is a definite bass presence (I had my doubts about going without a sub woofer - but don't miss it at all). We remodeled and rather than connect my Yamaha surround sound system with all that wiring (5 speakers + sub woofer) I opted for this sound bar and am totally satisfied. Also very easy to program - my television remote controls on/off and volume functions for both TV and Sound bar. Also, our TV is in a wall unit so sound bar sits on top, 18" above TV. Works great as sound spills into the room and bass is amplified by wall unit.
- (18/08/13) Very happy with the great sound when connected to our outdoor (patio) TV with the optical cable supplied. Best news is that we also successfully connected the YAS as a component of our Sonos system (using the STB line)so now we have great sound both inside and outside the home.
- (12/08/13) This is a direct comparison between the two soundbars my husband and I recently tried, and why we kept the Yamaha YAS-101. I don't want to go on and on, so suffice to say the Yamaha wins, hands down. After trying and returning three (3), yes three! different JBLs, (same model) thinking each one was defective, we concluded that it was the unit in general that just wasn't performing to the standard we were expecting, given the brand and the many positive reviews we'd read beforehand. We then purchased the Yamaha, and have been extremely pleased with its performance in every way. First of all, the big negative with JBL is the remote control. It's cheaply made and works only intermittently (at best) - very frustrating. The light indicators (such as they are) are located on top of the unit, making it difficult to see when one has the thing positioned on a mantle above the TV. Granted, ours is an unusual configuration, but that's another story. The lights on the Yamaha are on the front of the soundbar and very easy to see and monitor; and said lights are much more functional than the JBL's. They actually "tell" you what's happening when you're using the remote. Dolby is better on the Yamaha. It has Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro-Logic. (We weren't receiving Dolby Digital when it was connected to the TV, but took some online advice I found and reconnected from DirecTV box to sound bar, using the optical digital cable, and we're now getting Dolby Digital for all broadcasts. HDMI cable is from TV to DirectTV.) Re: sound...with boosted bass (subwoofer) set at highest level, great sound for a small to medium sized room - far superior to TV speakers (and the JBL) which, after all, is why most of us buy this in the first place. Bottom line - unless Bluetooth is important to you (wasn't for us, since we have internet music through our audio receiver and built in ceiling speakers), buy the Yamaha. Dollar for dollar and the MSRP dollars are the same for these two models, you're getting a much better engineered, better looking, all around better unit with the Yamaha. And guess what? THE REMOTE WORKS! - consistently and well. After about 6 weeks of JBL frustration, we're now very happy campers!