If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Bose Soundbar 500 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Bose Soundbar 500 was rated 7.4, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 500 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. An external subwoofer connects to the Soundbar 500 via wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. The Soundbar 500 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 500. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Soundbar 500 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the Soundbar 500, so in the SR-B20A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 500 at 8 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Bose Soundbar 500 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Soundbar 500. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Soundbar 500 was rated 4/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.