Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
6.6
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
5
6

Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Samsung HW-J355
vs
Yamaha SR-B20A

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-J355 was rated 6.6, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 versus 120 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-J355 via wired and wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-J355 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha SR-B20A received 6 out of 10. The HW-J355 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-J355. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SR-B20A. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-J355 at 6 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-J355 or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-J355 was rated 4/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Samsung HW-J355

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha SR-B20A

Model

HW-J355
SR-B20A

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1104
34

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, input
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
120 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

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
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
3.1/7.1

Other

Release year

2015
2020
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha SR-B20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5.4
  • 6.6Samsung HW-J355
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A

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