Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
6.6
Yamaha SR-C20A
5
5
6

Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Samsung HW-J355
vs
Yamaha SR-C20A

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 120 W for the HW-J355 versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-J355 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha SR-C20A 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-J355.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-J355 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SR-C20A supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-J355 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. 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 Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over Yamaha SR-C20A

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

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Samsung HW-J355

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
Add soundbar to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha SR-C20A

Model

HW-J355
SR-C20A

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1104
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, input
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
100 (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

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
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

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
1.3/3.9

Other

Release year

2015
2020
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha SR-C20A
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha SR-C20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5
  • 6.6Samsung HW-J355
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A

Samsung HW-J355 competitors

Yamaha SR-C20A competitors