In this article, we will talk about Sonos Beam vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. The Sonos Beam was rated 6, while the Yamaha YSP-2700 has a rating 7.6. 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, mute, connect for the YSP-2700.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Beam has 3.0 and YSP-2700 has 7.1. 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 YSP-2700 received 7 out of 10.
The Sonos Beam is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 has AirPlay on board. The YSP-2700 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 3/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YSP-2700. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YSP-2700. We rated the connectivity of the Beam at 6 out of 10, while the YSP-2700 was rated 8/10.
Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Beam or YSP-2700. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Beam was rated 4/10, while the YSP-2700 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.