Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 700
6.6
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
8
6

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Bose Soundbar 700
vs
Yamaha SR-B20A

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 700 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Bose Soundbar 700 was rated 6.6, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, action, microphone for the Soundbar 700 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A.

Audio features

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 700 via wired and 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 700 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 700. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose Soundbar 700 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the Soundbar 700, so in the SR-B20A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 700 at 6 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Bose Soundbar 700 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Soundbar 700 or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Soundbar 700 was rated 4/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 700 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Bose Soundbar 700

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Yamaha SR-B20A

Model

Soundbar 700
SR-B20A

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

915
34

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

action, microphone
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2
94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
3.1/7.1

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Bose Soundbar 700
Yamaha SR-B20A
Bose Soundbar 700
Yamaha SR-B20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5.4
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A

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Yamaha SR-B20A competitors