Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-X9000F review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 5.4 out of 10 versus 7 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 120 (overall) W for the SR-B20A versus 300 (overall) W for the HT-X9000F. Only the Yamaha SR-B20A has a built-in subwoofer. The SR-B20A has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the HT-X9000F - wireless. The Yamaha SR-B20A got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-B20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.

Features

App control is available for the SR-B20A. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-B20A got a rating of 6, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Sony HT-X9000F

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

SR-B20A
HT-X9000F

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

34
234

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120 (overall)
300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
1

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
2.5/5

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Yamaha SR-B20A
Sony HT-X9000F
Yamaha SR-B20A
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.4
  • 7
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 7Sony HT-X9000F