An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, 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-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The Playbar has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - 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.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the YAS-109 has Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-109 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. 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-109 supports DTS Virtual:X.
The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price