Samsung HW-Q60T vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q60T vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q60T
5.5
Yamaha SR-B20A
3.8
6
4

Samsung HW-Q60T vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Samsung HW-Q60T
vs
Yamaha SR-B20A

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-Q60T vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q60T was rated 5.5, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 3.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-Q60T and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the SR-B20A.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q60T has 5.1 and SR-B20A has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 360 (overall) versus 100 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q60T for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha SR-B20A received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q60T versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the HW-Q60T, so in the SR-B20A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q60T at 7 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 4/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-Q60T provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-Q60T or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-Q60T was rated 5/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60T over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Samsung HW-Q60T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q60T
Yamaha SR-B20A

Model

HW-Q60T
SR-B20A

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1048
34

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
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)
100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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)

0/0
0/0

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)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.3 x 4.1
91x5.3x13.1/35.7x2.2x5.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.5
3.2/7.1

Other

Release year

2020
2021
Samsung HW-Q60T
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-Q60T
Yamaha SR-B20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 3.8
  • 5.5Samsung HW-Q60T
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-B20A

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