Sonos Beam vs Yamaha YAS-209

Sonos Beam vs Yamaha YAS-209

Sonos Beam review

There are 3.0 built-in channels. The rounded body of the Sonos Beam soundbar has smaller dimensions than most similar speakers (its dimensions are 68.5 x 651 x 100 mm). The exterior of the speaker can be black or white. Unfortunately, the wall bracket is not included, but it can be purchased separately. Although many manufacturers complete their soundbars with remote controls, Sonos does not. Instead, Beam has several alternative options, starting with a proprietary mobile application for smartphones and tablets. In addition, to control the soundbar, you can use the remote control of your existing TV or voice commands, thanks to the presence of built-in microphones. Sonos Beam

Yamaha YAS-209 review

The 2.0-channel unit has 100W of output power. Yamaha YAS-209 is an updated version of the soundbar YAS-207, providing surround sound technology DTS Virtual:X. The model is equipped with a wireless subwoofer, which simplified the placement of the kit in the interior. Yamaha YAS-209 provides access to Amazon Music and Spotify streaming services (depending on the region), streaming from a PC, NAS, smartphone and other gadgets is possible. For this, it is convenient to use the Wi-Fi connection provided in the device. With a total power of 200 watts, the system will provide support for 4K, Ultra HD with HDR 10, HDR and HLG. Yamaha YAS-209

Sonos Beam pros & cons

Pros

  • Sonos ecosystem for music and multi-room audio
  • Alexa integration so this can replace an existing Amazon Echo or similar device

Cons

  • Sound field is not very wide if you don't have a small room with sidewalls to reflect the sound

Yamaha YAS-209 pros & cons

Pros

  • Including downloading the related app and making an account, total set up was maybe 5 minutes max
  • This sound bar is made to disappear into your home

Cons

  • It can’t pull off multiroom audio through Alexa

Votes 31 31
Rating 4 4

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Beam
5.6
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

Beam
YAS-209

Brand

Sonos
Yamaha

Reviews

2155
335

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

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

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
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
2.7/6
Sonos Beam
Yamaha YAS-209
Sonos Beam
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 6.4
  • 5.6Sonos Beam
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison - check Yamaha YAS-209 price.