Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung Q990B review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung Q990B comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
3.8
Samsung Q990B
9.8
4
9

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung Q990B review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Samsung Q990B

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Samsung Q990B comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 9.8 for Q990B.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha SR-B20A has 2.1 versus 11.1.4 for the Samsung Q990B. The output power is different and equal to 100 (overall) W for the SR-B20A versus 656 (overall) W for the Q990B. Only the Yamaha SR-B20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-B20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Samsung Q990B 10 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Q990B.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung Q990B can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-B20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/1 of the Samsung Q990B. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SR-B20A received a rating of 4/10 versus 10/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the Q990B. A built-in microphone is present only on the Q990B. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Q990B has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Q990B. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-B20A got a rating of 6, and Samsung Q990B 10 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Samsung Q990B

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung Q990B over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung Q990B

Model

SR-B20A
Q990B

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
11.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
656 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
2/1

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 TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Music

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS-HD HRA, DTS-HD MA, DTS Express, DTS 5.1ch

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91x5.3x13.1/35.7x2.2x5.2
123.1x6.8x13.7/48.5x2.7x5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
7.7/17

Other

Release year

2021
2022
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung Q990B
Yamaha SR-B20A
Samsung Q990B

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
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  • 3.8
  • 9.8
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 9.8Samsung Q990B