The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YAS-108 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 5.8 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
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 YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The Playbar has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-108 - wired and wireless. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Sonos Playbar can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the YAS-108 has Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-108 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-108. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-108 supports DTS Virtual:X.
The Yamaha YAS-108 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-108 price