Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison chart

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-CT800 review

Yamaha SR-B20A
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 3.8, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the SR-B20A and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 350 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-B20A for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HT-CT800 can play audio from Spotify.


Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-B20A versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the SR-B20A, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SR-B20A at 4 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.


None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SR-B20A or HT-CT800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 6/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Sony HT-CT800

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
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Yamaha SR-B20A
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