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.
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.
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.
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.
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.