An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.4 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-209 versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-209.
Only the Yamaha YAS-209 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-209 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. 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-209. 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 Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 6, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.