An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-Q80R versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha SR-C20A 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q80R.
Only the Samsung HW-Q80R can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q80R. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q80R.
Only the HW-Q80R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q80R. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 10, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.