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-S40T vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-S40T was rated 5, 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, 100 versus 120 (overall) according to devices. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. 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. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-S40T versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. 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-S40T at 6 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the 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-S40T or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-S40T was rated 5/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.