Samsung HW-Q900T vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q900T vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q900T
8.2
Yamaha SR-C20A
3.8
10
4

Samsung HW-Q900T vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Samsung HW-Q900T
vs
Yamaha SR-C20A

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q900T vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q900T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 3.8 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, 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-Q900T has 7.1.2 versus 2.1 for the Yamaha SR-C20A. The output power is different and equal to 406 (overall) W for the HW-Q900T versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q900T 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-Q900T.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q900T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q900T 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-Q900T received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q900T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q900T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q900T.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q900T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q900T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q900T got a rating of 9, and Yamaha SR-C20A 6 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q900T over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • 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-Q900T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q900T
Yamaha SR-C20A

Model

HW-Q900T
SR-C20A

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1048
28

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

7.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

406 (overall)
100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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

2/1
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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

123 x 7 x 13.8/48.4 x 2.7 x 5.1
60x6.4x9.4/23.5x2.5x3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

7.1/15.4
1.7/3.9

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-Q900T
Yamaha SR-C20A
Samsung HW-Q900T
Yamaha SR-C20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 3.8
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q900T
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-C20A