Yamaha SR-C20A vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Samsung HW-N650 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-C20A
5
Samsung HW-N650
7.6
6
8

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha SR-C20A vs Samsung HW-N650. The Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 5, 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-C20A and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 360 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-C20A. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-C20A for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10. The HW-N650 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

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-C20A versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the SR-C20A, 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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SR-C20A or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SR-C20A was rated 5/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Samsung HW-N650

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over Yamaha SR-C20A

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

Product

Yamaha SR-C20A
Samsung HW-N650

Model

SR-C20A
HW-N650

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

28
73

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, source
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

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 Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X, DTS TruSurround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.9
3.1/7.9

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Yamaha SR-C20A
Samsung HW-N650
Yamaha SR-C20A
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.6
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 7.6Samsung HW-N650