An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-S40T vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 5. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: volume down, volume up, power, source.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-S40T versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-S40T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. Only the SR-C20A supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-S40T received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.