The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sonos Beam vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
The Sonos Beam has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the ATS-1070.
Only the Sonos Beam can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the ATS-1070 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Beam. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 2, and Yamaha ATS-1070 4 out of 10.
The Yamaha ATS-1070 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha ATS-1070 price