Yamaha SR-B20A vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Yamaha YAS-107 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
Yamaha YAS-107
6.8
6
5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

SR-B20A
YAS-107

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

34
814

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120 (overall)
120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

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
1

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 Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
3.1/7.5

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Yamaha SR-B20A
Yamaha YAS-107
Yamaha SR-B20A
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.4
  • 6.8
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-107