An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 200 (overall) W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha SR-C20A 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the MusicCast BAR 400.
Only the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the MusicCast BAR 400 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SR-C20A. A built-in microphone is present only on the MusicCast BAR 400. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got a rating of 6, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.