If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-X8500 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-X8500 was rated 6, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth for the HT-X8500 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-X8500 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the HT-X8500, so in the SR-B20A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-X8500 at 8 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10.
The manufacturer of the SR-B20A provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-X8500. The HT-X8500 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-X8500 was rated 10/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.