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-R450 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-R450 was rated 4, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - volume down, volume up, power, source.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 (overall) versus 120 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-R450 via wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SR-B20A. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-R450 at 5 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10.
The manufacturer of the SR-B20A provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-R450 or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-R450 was rated 4/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.