Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
6.6
Yamaha SR-C20A
5
6
6

Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Yamaha SR-C20A

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the HW-M360/ZA versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA 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-M360/ZA.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. 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-M360/ZA received a rating of 5/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

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/ZA.

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 Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 4, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha SR-C20A

Model

HW-M360/ZA
SR-C20A

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

920
28

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, input
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
1.3/3.9

Other

Release year

2017
2020
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha SR-C20A
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Yamaha SR-C20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5
  • 6.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A

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