Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-Q90R review

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Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-Q90R comparison chart

Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-Q90R

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-Q90R review

Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-Q90R

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung HW-Q90R and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 3.8, while the Samsung HW-Q90R has a rating 8.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the SR-B20A and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q90R.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SR-B20A has 2.1 and HW-Q90R has 7.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 512 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-B20A for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q90R received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q90R can play audio from Spotify.


Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q90R. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-B20A versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q90R. As in the SR-B20A, so in the HW-Q90R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SR-B20A at 4 out of 10, while the HW-Q90R was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q90R provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q90R equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q90R may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q90R. The HW-Q90R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SR-B20A was rated 6/10, while the HW-Q90R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Samsung HW-Q90R

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung HW-Q90R over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Yamaha SR-B20A
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