Samsung HW-T550 vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
4
6

Samsung HW-T550 vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Samsung HW-T550
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-T550 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - volume down, volume up, power, source.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (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-T550 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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-T550 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the HW-T550, 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-T550 at 6 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-T550 or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-T550 was rated 5/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Samsung HW-T550

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Yamaha SR-B20A

Model

HW-T550
SR-B20A

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

3970
34

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
120 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

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

1/1
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
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
3.1/7.1

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Samsung HW-T550
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung HW-T550
Yamaha SR-B20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 5.4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A

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Yamaha SR-B20A competitors