Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Playbar
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

In this article, we will talk about Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YSP-2700 comparison. The Sonos Playbar was rated 4.5, while the Yamaha YSP-2700 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, play/pause, volume up, volume down for the Playbar and power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect for the YSP-2700.

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 YSP-2700 has 7.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sonos Playbar for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

The Sonos Playbar is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Yamaha YSP-2700 has AirPlay on board. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the YSP-2700. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YSP-2700. We rated the connectivity of the Playbar at 3 out of 10, while the YSP-2700 was rated 9/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YSP-2700 equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Playbar or YSP-2700. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

Playbar
YSP-2700

Brand

Sonos
Yamaha

Reviews

1510
24

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
power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

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
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
3.9/8.7
Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YSP-2700
Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 7.6
  • 4.5Sonos Playbar
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price