Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-A3000 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-A3000 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
3.8
Sony HT-A3000
7.6
4
4

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-A3000 review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Sony HT-A3000

The Yamaha SR-B20A vs Sony HT-A3000 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 7.6 for HT-A3000.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha SR-B20A has 2.1 versus 3.1 for the Sony HT-A3000. The output power is different and equal to 100 (overall) W for the SR-B20A versus 250 (overall) W for the HT-A3000. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-B20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Sony HT-A3000 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the HT-A3000.

Connectivity

Only the Sony HT-A3000 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SR-B20A received a rating of 4/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-A3000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-A3000. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-B20A got a rating of 6, and Sony HT-A3000 10 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-A3000 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Sony HT-A3000

Model

SR-B20A
HT-A3000

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

34
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
250 (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
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91x5.3x13.1/35.7x2.2x5.2
95x6.4x1.2/37.4x2.5x0.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
4.6/10.3

Other

Release year

2021
2022
Yamaha SR-B20A
Sony HT-A3000
Yamaha SR-B20A
Sony HT-A3000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 7.6
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 7.6Sony HT-A3000

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Sony HT-A3000 competitors