An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Beam vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the Sonos Beam can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sonos Beam has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. Only the SR-C20A supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. 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. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 4, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.