If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 8.2, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A.
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 MusicCast BAR 400 via wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha SR-B20A received 6 out of 10. The MusicCast BAR 400 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the MusicCast BAR 400. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the MusicCast BAR 400, 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 MusicCast BAR 400 at 8 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the SR-B20A provides a device control application. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the MusicCast BAR 400 or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 6/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.