The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sonos Beam vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.2 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The Beam has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-108 - wired and wireless. The Sonos Beam got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-108 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the YAS-108.
Only the Sonos Beam can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sonos Beam has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-108. Only the YAS-108 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 4, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.