Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Playbar
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Playbar has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sonos Playbar got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Sonos Playbar has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Sonos Playbar can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the ATS-1070 has Bluetooth support. Only the ATS-1070 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

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

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

Playbar
ATS-1070

Brand

Sonos
Yamaha

Reviews

1323
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
3.1/7.5
Sonos Playbar
Yamaha ATS-1070
Sonos Playbar
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6
  • 4.5Sonos Playbar
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The Yamaha ATS-1070 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha ATS-1070 price