Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

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Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison chart

Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha SR-C20A

Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha SR-C20A

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 3.8 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 2.1 for the Yamaha SR-C20A. 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 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 4/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q80R. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q80R. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q80R.

Multichannel surround

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 6 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q80R over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Samsung HW-Q80R

  • Built-in subwoofer
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