Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YSP-2700

Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YSP-2700

Sonos Playbar review

Its output power is 200W. There are 3.0 built-in channels. Sonos is a soundbar with nine speakers. Specifically - six mid-frequency and three “tweeters” for high frequencies, two of which are directed on the sides to achieve the maximum surround sound effect. Each speaker is assigned its own Class D amplifier. All this is enclosed in a metal and plastic case with a minimalist design. Two inputs for Ethernet cable, one optical input. And that's it, except for the power port. It's simple: the soundbar is connected to the TV via an optical cable, and Ethernet inputs are needed either for connecting to the Internet, or for synchronization with Smart TV systems. Sonos Playbar

Yamaha YSP-2700 review

The 7.1-channel unit delivers 107W of overall output power. YSP creates sound beams by activating the desired speaker projector speaker groups using a digital signal processing algorithm. CINEMA DSP programs are created by recording the data of real sound fields of famous concert halls, jazz clubs, sports grounds. As a result, a surprisingly voluminous and realistic atmosphere is transferred to your living room, ideal for listening to music and watching movies. The YSP-2700 system offers 10 different programs.

Sonos Playbar pros & cons

Pros

  • It sounds like true 5.1 system, but adding two more speakers can't hurt
  • I had no problem setting up the Playbar to the Alexa/echo system
  • Good sound quality in various usage scenarios

Cons

  • The Playbar only has optical audio in, so it gets complicated when you have more than one device that you want to use with this speaker

Yamaha YSP-2700 pros & cons

Pros

  • This soundbar (a sound projector rather) is a perfect compromise between sound quality, ergonomics, and style
  • The wireless sub does a good job of handling special effects and can bring some rumble

Cons

  • Obviously it isn't a component system with standalone speakers

Votes 4 4
Rating 5 5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Playbar
4.7
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.4
2
8
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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YSP-2700

Model

Playbar
YSP-2700

Brand

Sonos
Yamaha

Reviews

1510
24

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

107 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
3.9/8.7
Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YSP-2700
Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YSP-2700

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.7
  • 7.4
  • 4.7Sonos Playbar
  • 7.4Yamaha YSP-2700

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price