Sonos Beam vs Yamaha YAS-109

Sonos Beam vs Yamaha YAS-109

Sonos Beam review

There are 3.0 built-in channels. Sonos Beam, for the first time for soundbars, combines HDMI and voice control. HDMI supports CEC technology, which allows you to control the voice of compatible connected TVs - for example, turn them on and off. You can also use your TV to switch HDMI sources (with ARC support) - connect all available AV devices to the TV and their signal will be transmitted via HDMI to the soundbar. There is support for multi-channel audio Dolby Digital 5.1, but not DTS. Sonos Beam

Yamaha YAS-109 review

The 2.0-channel device has total power of 120W. The soundbar has a universal set of connections, which includes an HDMI input and output, as well as optical and analog inputs. In addition, the Yamaha YAS-109 provides Bluetooth with the ability to connect up to two mobile devices at the same time. HDMI switching provides the ability to transmit 4K video with HDR10 and HLG. For the formation of surround sound in the soundbar provides DTS Virtual: X technology. With its help, the soundtrack of films becomes fascinating and dynamic, with a wide distribution of images in all directions. Available on Yamaha YAS-109 and Dolby Digital Decoder. Yamaha YAS-109

Sonos Beam pros & cons

Pros

  • Great sound from a tiny soundbar
  • Simple single HDMI cable connection
  • CEC control allows the TV and connected devices to adjust the volume and turn the soundbar on and off

Cons

  • HDMI ARC connection may consume a valuable HDMI port on your TV

Yamaha YAS-109 pros & cons

Pros

  • Surprisingly, under a metal RV port 24' x 40' with 15' ceiling, there is no problem hearing the music clearly
  • Having Alexa in the unit (works only with internet connection), it's nice to get updates, change the music selection all with voice control

Cons

  • Alexa suddenly stopped working without explanation and there's no troubleshooting available for that

Votes 8 8
Rating 4 4

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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

Beam
YAS-109

Brand

Sonos
Yamaha

Reviews

1784
191

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
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

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
3.4/7.5
Sonos Beam
Yamaha YAS-109
Sonos Beam
Yamaha YAS-109

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