Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung B650 review

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Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung B650 comparison chart

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung B650 review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Samsung B650

The Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung B650 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 3.8, while the Samsung B650 has a rating 4.8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SR-B20A has 2.1 and B650 has 3.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 430 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-B20A for audio features and specs, but the Samsung B650 received 7 out of 10.

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 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-B20A versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung B650. As in the SR-B20A, so in the B650 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SR-B20A at 4 out of 10, while the B650 was rated 7/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. 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 SR-B20A or B650. 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.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Samsung B650

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung B650 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung B650

Model

SR-B20A
B650

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

34
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
430 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

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

0/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

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
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby 5.1ch

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS 5.1ch

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91x5.3x13.1/35.7x2.2x5.2
103x5.9x10.5/40.5x2.3x4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
3.1/6.8

Other

Release year

2021
2022
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung B650
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung B650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 4.8
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 4.8Samsung B650

Yamaha SR-B20A competitors

Samsung B650 competitors