If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sonos Beam vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sonos Beam was rated 6, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause for the Beam and volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. An external subwoofer connects to the Beam via wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Beam. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sonos Beam versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SR-B20A. We rated the connectivity of the Beam at 6 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Sonos Beam equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Beam or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Beam was rated 4/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.