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 YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sonos Beam was rated 5.6, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause for the Beam and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Beam has 3.0 and YAS-209 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Sonos Beam for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-209 received 7 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The YAS-209 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sonos Beam versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-209. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-209. We rated the connectivity of the Beam at 6 out of 10, while the YAS-209 was rated 7/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are 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 YAS-209. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The Beam was rated 2/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.
The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price