An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-M360 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-M360 has a total rating of 4.5 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 200 (overall) W for the HW-M360 versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-M360 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. Only the SR-C20A supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-M360 received a rating of 5/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-M360.
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-M360 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.