Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

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Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison chart

Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Bose Solo 5
vs
Yamaha SR-C20A

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Yamaha SR-C20A 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SR-C20A supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Solo 5 received a rating of 3/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Bose Solo 5 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Bose Solo 5

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
Yamaha SR-C20A

Model

Solo 5
SR-C20A

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

13457
28

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
1.3/3.9

Other

Release year

2016
2020
Bose Solo 5
Yamaha SR-C20A
Bose Solo 5
Yamaha SR-C20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A

Bose Solo 5 competitors

Yamaha SR-C20A competitors