Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 700
6.6
Yamaha SR-C20A
5
8
6

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Bose Soundbar 700
vs
Yamaha SR-C20A

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Soundbar 700 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: action, microphone and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 700.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 700 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 700 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Soundbar 700 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 700. 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 Soundbar 700 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 700 over Yamaha SR-C20A

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

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Bose Soundbar 700

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Yamaha SR-C20A

Model

Soundbar 700
SR-C20A

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Reviews

915
28

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

100 (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

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

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
has not

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
58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
1.3/3.9

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Bose Soundbar 700
Yamaha SR-C20A
Bose Soundbar 700
Yamaha SR-C20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A

Bose Soundbar 700 competitors

Yamaha SR-C20A competitors