In this article, we will talk about Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 5.4, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 (overall) versus 350 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. An external subwoofer connects to the SR-B20A via wired, but HT-CT800 has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.
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 7 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.
The manufacturer of the SR-B20A provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.
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.