I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha SR-B20A vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 5.4, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 (overall) versus 120 according to devices. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-B20A for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-B20A versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the SR-B20A, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SR-B20A at 7 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SR-B20A or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 6/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.