Nov 22, 2019Read More
What catches an eye when comparing Sonos Beam vs Yamaha YAS-207BL is that there are five “distant” microphones in Sonos Beam so that Alexa's voice assistant can hear you even at a great distance. During the test, this worked well, even if music or TV sound interfered with the speech. I did not notice a qualitative difference with Amazon Echo during the whole two-week test. The Sonos app can also be used to wirelessly play music on the soundbar. The device supports music services, Internet radio and NAS (network storage). For surround sound, you can combine several Sonos devices. There are 3.0 built-in channels.
The acoustic arsenal is noticeably wider when looking at Yamaha YAS-207 BL vs Sonos Beam. In the central unit there are four 45mm mid-frequency heads and a pair of 25mm tweeters, on which 100 watts of power are distributed. There is also a wider range of audio tracks that the device is able to convert while maintaining localization. In addition to the standard Dolby Digital, DTS is natively supported. As a result, it is difficult to draw parallels in sound with those stereo monoblocks that are usually soundbars of the initial and intermediate levels. There are 2.1 built-in channels.