If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Bose Solo 5 was rated 4, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose Solo 5 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha SR-B20A received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SR-B20A. We rated the connectivity of the Solo 5 at 3 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10.
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.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Solo 5 or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Solo 5 was rated 4/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.