Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Playbar
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Sonos Playbar was rated 4.5, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, play/pause, volume up, volume down for the Playbar and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Playbar has 3.0 and YAS-107 has 2.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the Playbar via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

The Sonos Playbar is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Yamaha YAS-107 has AirPlay on board. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Playbar. Bluetooth support integrated in the YAS-107. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-107. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Playbar at 3 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Playbar or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-107 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X.

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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

Playbar
YAS-107

Brand

Sonos
Yamaha

Reviews

1323
706

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
wired

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 YAS-107
Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.2
  • 4.5Sonos Playbar
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The Yamaha YAS-107 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-107 price