Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

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Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison chart

Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Sony HT-S350
vs
Yamaha SR-C20A

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 5. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HT-S350 versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-S350 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha SR-C20A 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-S350 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SR-C20A. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Sony HT-S350 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-S350 over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Sony HT-S350

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control
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Common

Product

Sony HT-S350
Yamaha SR-C20A

Model

HT-S350
SR-C20A

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

2158
28

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5
58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.4
1.3/3.9

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Sony HT-S350
Yamaha SR-C20A
Sony HT-S350
Yamaha SR-C20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5Sony HT-S350
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A

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Yamaha SR-C20A competitors