l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-N650. The Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 5.4, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 (overall) versus 360 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. An external subwoofer connects to the SR-B20A via wired, but HW-N650 has wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-B20A for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10. The HW-N650 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-B20A versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the SR-B20A, so in the HW-N650 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-N650 equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-N650 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SR-B20A or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 6/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.