Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Sonos Arc review

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Rating 2.5 2.5

Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Sonos Arc comparison chart

Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Sonos Arc review

Yamaha YSP-2700
vs
Sonos Arc

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YSP-2700 was rated 7.6, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect for the YSP-2700 and volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the Arc.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YSP-2700 for audio features and specs, but the Sonos Arc received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is equipped with AirPlay, but the Sonos Arc has AirPlay 2 on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YSP-2700 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Sonos Arc. As in the YSP-2700, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the YSP-2700 at 8 out of 10, while the Arc was rated 7/10.

Features

Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Arc. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YSP-2700 was rated 6/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over Sonos Arc

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Sonos Arc over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-2700
Sonos Arc

Model

YSP-2700
Arc

Brand

Yamaha
Sonos

Reviews

27
368

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect
volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM
Pandora, Tuneln, iHeart, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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 HD
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.7
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2016
2020
Yamaha YSP-2700
Sonos Arc
Yamaha YSP-2700
Sonos Arc

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700
  • 7Sonos Arc