Yamaha YAS-207 vs Sonos Beam

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Sonos Beam review

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. Sonos Beam

Yamaha YAS-207 BL review

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. Yamaha YAS-207 BL

Sonos Beam pros & cons

Pros

  • The soundbar is super easy to connect if your TV has an HDMI ARC port
  • The bar works great for the TV sound but also is super easy to use for things like Spotify or internet radio
  • The bar itself looks elegant and blends in well with your entertainment setup

Cons

  • When you use the optical cable you lose out on the remote control and sync functionality

Yamaha YAS-207 BL pros & cons

Pros

  • It's Clear Voice option, if enabled, will make dialogues and narrations sound clearer
  • It comes with wireless subwoofer for dynamic sound

Cons

  • As other reviews have mentioned the sound level and Base wavers up and down. Possibly a crossover issue

Yamaha YAS-207

Yamaha YAS-207 review

Nov 22, 2019

If the possibilities of a budget soundbar seem insufficient, it makes sense to pay attention to the middle positions in the company's price list and see our Yamaha YAS-207BL review. For example, Yama...

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Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam review

Nov 22, 2019

Beam is the home theater speaker system in the Sonos universe. Positioned as a compact soundbar, the model not only sounds good, but also bears the proud title of “smart” thanks to the int...

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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Sonos Beam

Model

YAS-207
Beam

Brand

Yamaha
Sonos

Rating

4.0 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

749
661

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Supported channel quantity

2.1
5.1

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

6 x 18 x 10.9/2.4 x 7.1 x 4.3
6.8 x 65 x 10/2.7 x 25.6 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
2.8/6.2
Yamaha YAS-207
Sonos Beam
Yamaha YAS-207
Sonos Beam

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  • 7.8Yamaha YAS-207
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The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price