An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Beam vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.8 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, 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 YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The Beam has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - wired and wireless. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the YAS-109.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sonos Beam has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-109. Only the YAS-109 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. 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 YAS-109 6 out of 10.