Comparing Sonos Sub and Yamaha YST-FSW050

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Sonos Sub ranks #5 out of 121. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Yamaha YST-FSW050 ranks #104 out of 121.
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7.3
Good
Yamaha YST-FSW050: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts prefer Sonos Sub over Yamaha YST-FSW050

On 6 Sep 2022 (23 days ago) we went through 89 Subwoofer expert endorsements .

Currently, Sonos Sub received 5 endorsements from The Master Switch (20 Jan 2022), The Sound Junky (27 Jan 2022) BestCovery (5 Apr 2022) and 2 others. Meanwhile, Yamaha YST-FSW050 did not receive any endorsements this month.

Rank Change Price Subwoofer
The Master Switch
Crutchfield
The Sound Junky
Rolling Stone
BestCovery
What Hi-Fi
Woofer Guy
Wirecutter
Lifewire
Digital Trends
2
-1 $920
Sonos Sub
4
-
4
-
19
3
12
-
-
-
N/A N/A $581
Yamaha YST-FSW050
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 20 Jan 2022 The Master Switch ranked Sonos Sub as #4
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 15 Sonos Sub
    Best Wireless Subwoofer
    ... ... ...
  • On 27 Jan 2022 The Sound Junky ranked Sonos Sub as #4
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 7 Sonos Sub
    Best Under $1000
    ... ... ...
  • On 5 Apr 2022 BestCovery ranked Sonos Sub as #19
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #19 out of 21 Sonos Sub
    Best Wireless Subwoofer
    ... ... ...
  • On 18 Jan 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Sonos Sub as #3
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 3 Sonos Sub
    This slim, wireless subwoofer is a solid addition to a Sonos music or cinema system.
  • Woofer Guy ranked Sonos Sub as #12
    Rank Subwoofer
    ... ...
    #12 out of 12 Sonos Sub
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Sonos Sub is mentioned by key experts in Sep 2022, while Yamaha YST-FSW050 is not.
Rank Change Price Subwoofer
The Master Switch
Crutchfield
The Sound Junky
Rolling Stone
BestCovery
What Hi-Fi
Woofer Guy
Wirecutter
Lifewire
Digital Trends
1
+1 $599
SVS SB-1000 Pro
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
2
-1 $920
Sonos Sub
4
-
4
-
19
3
12
-
-
-
3
- $190
Polk Audio PSW10
-
2
-
1
-
-
-
-
6
-
4
+5 $449
Polk Audio HTS 10
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
2
-
6
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [12]

78
Total expert reviews: 12
  • with a score: 5
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by PCMag
80
Average score based on 12 reviews
78
Lowest score by CNET
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
No expert reviews linked yet for Yamaha YST-FSW050.
Yamaha YST-FSW050: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • The wireless subwoofer for deep bass.
  • Hear and feel the difference when you wirelessly connect Sub to your Sonos system.
  • Stand it upright, place it on its side, or tuck it under the couch.
  • Experience pure bass with zero buzz, rattle, or vibration. Power supply - Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input
  • Read more
From Seller:
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Sonos Sub Gen3 Review: The Ultimate Addition to Any Sonos System!
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No video reviews linked yet for Yamaha YST-FSW050.
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0033586858475, 0180501002571, 0878269002253, 0878269002260, 0878269002338, 8717755771506, 8717755773319, 8717755773326, 8717755773333, 8717755773340
UPC Numbers: 033586858475, 180501002571, 878269002253, 878269002260, 878269002338
Model Numbers: 2595767, 2595771, SUBG1US1, SUBG1US1BLK, SUBGBUS1
Yamaha YST-FSW050: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Sonos Sub is a very popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling subwoofers and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as MartinLogan Dynamo 800X or Electro-Voice ELX118P .

Sonos Sub is $520.02 more expensive than an average subwoofer ($399.95).

Yamaha YST-FSW050 is a popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling subwoofers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as SVS SB-1000 Pro or Bowers & Wilkins ASW608 .

Yamaha YST-FSW050 is $180.89 more expensive than the average subwoofer ($399.95).

Yamaha YST-FSW050: Buy | Customer Reviews

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