Yamaha SR-B20A vs Yamaha YAS-108 review

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Rating 4 4

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Yamaha YAS-108 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
Yamaha YAS-108
6.2
6
8

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Yamaha YAS-108 review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Yamaha YAS-108

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha SR-B20A vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 5.4 out of 10 versus 6.2 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 120 (overall) W for the SR-B20A versus 120 W for the YAS-108. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. The SR-B20A has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-108 - wired and wireless. The Yamaha SR-B20A got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-108 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-108.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-B20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-108. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-108. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-B20A got a rating of 6, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-108 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Spotify support
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Yamaha YAS-108

Model

SR-B20A
YAS-108

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

34
1385

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, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround, 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 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
3.1/7.1

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Yamaha SR-B20A
Yamaha YAS-108
Yamaha SR-B20A
Yamaha YAS-108

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5.4
  • 6.2
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-108