Yamaha SR-B20A vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
3.8
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar
8.4
4
9

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha SR-B20A vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 8.4 for Smart Ultra Soundbar.

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 5.1.2 for the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. Only the Yamaha SR-B20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-B20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Smart Ultra Soundbar.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-B20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. 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 9/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the Smart Ultra Soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Smart Ultra Soundbar. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Smart Ultra Soundbar has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 6 points out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Model

SR-B20A
Smart Ultra Soundbar

Brand

Yamaha
Bose

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
5.1.2

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

wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/1

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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91x5.3x13.1/35.7x2.2x5.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1

Other

Release year

2021
2022
Yamaha SR-B20A
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar
Yamaha SR-B20A
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 8.4
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 8.4Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Yamaha SR-B20A competitors

Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar competitors