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-M360 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-M360 was rated 4.5, 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-M360 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 (overall) 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-M360 via wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-M360 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. 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-M360 at 5 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-M360 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-M360 or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-M360 was rated 4/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.