Nov 19, 2019Read More
Usually Sonos is modestly silent about the exact set of speakers in its acoustics, but in the case of the Sonos Playbar the situation is the opposite. What I want to admit in the comparison of the Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YAS-207BL is that the company of the first one added a rich set of six midrange and three tweeter speakers. It may seem like a considerable amount, but this is a fairly common and reasonable configuration of the soundbar 3.0. Each channel (left, right, center) has 2 midrange and 1 tweeter, with left and right tweeters installed at the ends of the panel at an angle of about 45 degrees to expand the sound field. It has the output power of 200W.
With an active virtual environment, the sound is more spectacular, expressive and juicy, but the construction of the scene is far from reality, and most importantly, the sound lacks “support”, it does not seem dense enough - this is due to phase manipulations that are inevitable when creating a virtual volume. If you switch to stereo mode (for this there is a separate button on the remote control), the sound becomes more realistic, but the width of the panorama is reduced and is no longer outside the soundbar. Regarding Yamaha YAS-207BL vs Sonos Playbar comparison, Yamaha loses in terms of built-in channels quantity and output power, which are 2.1 and 2x100W respectively.