Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG S80QR review

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Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG S80QR review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
LG S80QR

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG S80QR. The Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 3.8, while the LG S80QR has a rating 8.4.

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 S80QR has 5.1.3. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 490 (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 LG S80QR received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

The S80QR can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the S80QR. 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 LG S80QR. As in the SR-B20A, so in the S80QR 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 S80QR was rated 10/10.

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 is onboard the S80QR. The S80QR can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SR-B20A was rated 6/10, while the S80QR received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over LG S80QR

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG S80QR over Yamaha SR-B20A

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

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
LG S80QR

Model

SR-B20A
S80QR

Brand

Yamaha
LG

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
5.1.3

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
490 (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
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 TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91x5.3x13.1/35.7x2.2x5.2
100x6.3x13.4/39.4x2.5x5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
4.4/9.9

Other

Release year

2021
2022
Yamaha SR-B20A
LG S80QR
Yamaha SR-B20A
LG S80QR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 8.4
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 8.4LG S80QR