Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Yamaha SR-B20A
3.8
10
4

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Yamaha SR-B20A

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-Q950T vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 3.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q950T and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the SR-B20A.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 and SR-B20A has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (overall) versus 100 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha SR-B20A received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q950T can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q950T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q950T versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the SR-B20A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q950T at 8 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 4/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q950T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q950T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q950T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q950T. The HW-Q950T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • 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-B20A over Samsung HW-Q950T

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha SR-B20A

Model

HW-Q950T
SR-B20A

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1952
34

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
91x5.3x13.1/35.7x2.2x5.2

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.2/7.1

Other

Release year

2020
2021
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha SR-B20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 3.8
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-B20A