An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q950T vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 3.8 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 versus 2.1 for the Yamaha SR-C20A. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Yamaha SR-C20A 5 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HW-Q950T.
Only the Samsung HW-Q950T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q950T 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-Q950T received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q950T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q950T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q950T.
Only the HW-Q950T has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q950T. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and Yamaha SR-C20A 6 out of 10.