Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-LST70T review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-LST70T comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
3.8
Samsung HW-LST70T
6.4
4
10

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-LST70T review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Samsung HW-LST70T

It makes sense comparing Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-LST70T because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 6.4 for HW-LST70T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha SR-B20A has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Samsung HW-LST70T. The output power is different and equal to 100 (overall) W for the SR-B20A versus 210 (overall) W for the HW-LST70T. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-B20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-LST70T 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-LST70T.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-LST70T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-B20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Samsung HW-LST70T. Only the SR-B20A supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SR-B20A received a rating of 4/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-LST70T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-LST70T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-LST70T.

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 Yamaha SR-B20A got a rating of 6, and Samsung HW-LST70T 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Samsung HW-LST70T

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages Samsung HW-LST70T over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-LST70T

Model

SR-B20A
HW-LST70T

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

34
3

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
210 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

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
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91x5.3x13.1/35.7x2.2x5.2
122 x 12.7 x 5/48 x 5.5 x 2.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
6.3/14.8

Other

Release year

2021
2020
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-LST70T
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-LST70T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 6.4
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 6.4Samsung HW-LST70T

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