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/ZA vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 6.6, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA 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 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/ZA via wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-M360/ZA for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha SR-B20A received 6 out of 10. The HW-M360/ZA can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 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/ZA 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/ZA may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-M360/ZA or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-M360/ZA was rated 4/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.