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-Q80R vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q80R was rated 8, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q80R 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, 372 (overall) 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-Q80R via wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q80R for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha SR-B20A received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q80R can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q80R. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q80R versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the HW-Q80R, so in the SR-B20A 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-Q80R equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q80R may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q80R. The HW-Q80R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q80R was rated 10/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.